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Israel says Troops Kill Two Armed Palestinians Near Settlement

The Israeli military says troops have shot and killed two armed Palestinian gunmen outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

The military said the shootings occurred Tuesday at a settlement near the West Bank town of Nablus.

Reuters quotes Palestinian sources as saying the two men belonged to the militant al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Earlier today, Palestinians say a teenager was shot dead and another youth was wounded near Ramallah by Israeli gunfire during a stone-throwing protest against the barrier fence that Israel is building in the West Bank.

Israeli sources say troops were not involved in the shooting.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.