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Archive for Saturday, August 25, 2007

11-year-old boy, four others killed in clashes

August 25, 2007

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— An Israeli raid in search of militants in a West Bank village Friday sparked a firefight that left two Palestinians dead, including an 11-year-old boy, Palestinian officials said.

Mahmoud Ibrahim Karnawi, 11, was shot after Israeli troops moved into Saida village in the northern West Bank, witnesses said. They said the troops were trying to arrest his older half-brother, a wanted Islamic Jihad militant. A gunfight erupted as they approached the home.

Neighbors said the boy was inside and hit in the crossfire. Hospital officials said an Islamic Jihad militant not related to the boy also was killed.

A member of the Israeli paramilitary border police was lightly wounded and treated at the scene, the army said.

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