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Two Palestinians dead in Israeli attacks

Two Palestinians died in separate Israeli military attacks into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian sources.

world Updated: Feb 14, 2009 22:06 IST
DPA

Two Palestinians died on Friday in separate Israeli military attacks into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian sources.



One militant died in an Israeli rocket attack near Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Three other men were wounded in the attack.



An Israeli army spokesman confirmed the attack. The men were allegedly planning at attack into Israel.



In the West Bank city of Hebron, a 14-year-old boy died after Israeli troops responded with gunfire to Palestinian youths throwing stones at their post, the army spokesman said.



The troops shot the boy, the alleged ringleader, in the lower body. He later died of his injuries in a hospital.

First Published: Feb 14, 2009 22:03 IST