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IDF troops searching for fugitives in West Bank said to come under fire

Heavy gunfire is reportedly heard in the Jenin region, as Israeli security forces continue the manhunt for two escaped Palestinian prisoners who remained on the run, after the capture of four inmates who broke out of prison with them last week.

Palestinian media reports claim militants opened fire toward Israeli troops near the town of Araqah, west of the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces says it is unaware of the incident.

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