IDF says troops killed three Palestinian terrorists near Ashkelon

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

IDF says troops killed three Palestinian terrorists near the southern coastal city of Ashkelon.

Troops of the 17th Battalion, along with a drone and a combat helicopter providing air support, clashed with the three gunmen close to the Ashkelon industrial zone, just outside the city.

“The troops eliminated the three terrorists and are now continuing to search the area,” the IDF says.

The military says a fire broke out in the area during the incident, and firefighters are en route to put it out.

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