Avi Issacharoff
December 1, 2008 - 8:00pm

Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian militant during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus on Monday, the IDF said.

Such killings have become less frequent in the West Bank since Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas launched a security campaign with U.S. backing.

An IDF spokesman said troops entered Nablus to arrest a wanted man.

When the militant attempted to get away, the troops fired warning shots and then fired at his lower body, the spokesman said.

"He was hit and was transferred to an Israeli hospital, where he died of his wounds," he said.

The militant was identified as Mohammed Abu Daragh.

He was 27 years old and a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group that has largely halted its activities. Most Al Aqsa members have received amnesty from Israel.


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