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Palestinian official: 3 dead in West Bank clashes

Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians and injured dozens during clashes in the West Bank

AP , Monday 26 Aug 2013
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Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians during clashes in the West Bank early Monday, a Palestinian official said.

An official at a Ramallah hospital said the three died from gunshot wounds sustained in nearby Qalandia. More than a dozen others were wounded, he said, speaking anonymously as he wasn't allowed to talk with the media.

Border police spokesman Shai Hakimi said officers were on a raid to apprehend a suspect when hundreds of Palestinians poured into the streets and hurled firebombs, concrete blocks and rocks at the officers.

He said officers used riot control munitions — a term that usually refers to rubber bullets and tear gas. He said he wasn't aware of any use of live fire nor of any Palestinians killed. Hakimi said police are investigating.

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