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Three killed in Israeli strike near refugee camp

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Three people were killed and several others wounded in an Israeli strike near the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Palestinian media reported Wednesday.

“An Israeli plane fired at least two missiles towards a group of people near Jenin camp,” killing three people and wounding several others, the WAFA report said, citing local sources.

The Israeli military said in a statement that it had carried out “counterterrorism activities” in the area, but did not mention casualties.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A woman and a man attend to a child injured in Israeli bombardment while awaiting treatment at a trauma ward at Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on October 24, 2023 amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. PHOTO: AFP

It said it was responding to an attack from what it called “armed terrorists”, who “fired and hurled explosive devices at Israeli security forces”.

In response, it said, one of its attack drones had “struck the terrorists. Hits were identified.”

“No injuries to Israeli security forces were reported.”

The UN humanitarian agency OCHA says at least 95 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since Israel declared war on Hamas in Gaza earlier this month.