Three Palestinian militants killed in Nablus in Israeli counter-terror operation
Three Palestinian militants have been shot dead by Israeli counter-terror police in the West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry accused Israel of carrying out an assassination.
A security source told CNN one of the attacks was on an Israeli army post near Nablus in September, three others were on separate army posts since the start of the year, and a fifth targeted Israeli soldiers inside Nablus. There were no casualties in any of the incidents.
The counter-terror operation had been several weeks in the planning, according to a police commander, who said that the suspects had opened fire on Israeli forces, who then responded in kind.