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Jihad militant killed during Israeli raid in Palestine

A Palestinian militant of the Islamic Jihad group has been killed by Israeli troops in Nablus.

world Updated: Aug 03, 2007 14:03 IST

A Palestinian militant of the Islamic Jihad group was killed by Israeli troops during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian security sources said on Friday.

The dead man was identified as Raed Abu Al-Adass, 26, who was found dead late on Thursday night after an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers, sources said.

The Israeli military confirmed the incident, saying that the Palestinian was shot dead as he tried to escape when an Israeli Special Forces unit surrounded a house and called on him to surrender.

"A special unit operating in Nablus surrounded a building containing suspects and asked them to surrender. When they saw a man flee the building they fired at him," said an Israeli military spokesman.

According to the spokesman, another militant was arrested and the troops found a number of pipe bombs, an M-16 automatic rifle and a pistol in the house.

First Published: Aug 03, 2007 14:00 IST