IDF confirms killing three gunmen in West Bank this morning, including commander

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF confirms it carried out a raid in the Tubas area in the northern West Bank this morning, killing Ahmed Jamal Daraghmeh, a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative and two other gunmen.

According to the IDF, Daraghmeh, 26, the commander of the so-called Tubas Battalion, was previously involved in shooting and explosive device attacks against troops.

He was killed by troops of the elite Duvdevan unit. Another two gunmen, named as Muhammad Samih Bayadseh, 32, and Osama Jabr Zalat, 31, were also killed by the commandos, the IDF says.

The IDF says the troops also found a command room where local terror operatives used surveillance cameras to observe army activity.

One soldier was lightly wounded amid the raid, the army says.

It says 14 wanted Palestinians were detained in overnight raids across the West Bank, including in Nablus and Hebron.

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