Palestinian gunman shot dead in West Bank


Israeli troops killed a Palestinian gunman who attacked a military unit conducting searches in the occupied West Bank today.

Witnesses said the gunman, from al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, was shot in Balata, a refugee camp near the Palestinian-ruled city of Nablus.

Two other members of al-Aqsa, an armed wing of President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, were wounded.

The Israeli army said they sustained no casualties.

Al-Aqsa is among factions spearheading a six-year-old Palestinian revolt.