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Israeli Troops Kill Islamic Jihad Militant

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian militant from the Islamic Jihad movement in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Thursday's killing comes one day after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered his security forces to resume targeting Jihad leaders for assassination. An Israeli statement says the suspect was killed while trying to escape the house of a British national after refusing to surrender.

The hunt-and-kill order; suspended as part of a February truce, was reinstated after an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber killed himself and five Israelis Tuesday in the Israeli city of Netanya.

Meanwhile, an Israeli court has indicted an 18-year-old Israeli settler for attempted murder. Prosecutors allege he led an attack in which a gang tried to stone a Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip last month. A second suspect was charged with malicious intent.

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