13-year-old Palestinian killed in clashes with IDF troops

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by IDF troops during clashes in a village east of Nablus, the Palestinian Shehab News Agency reported Friday late afternoon.

The boy is from the Askar refugee camp, according to Palestinian media.

The Israeli military said Palestinians had hurled rocks towards its troops at the scene of the incident, east of the city of Nablus in the central West Bank.

"The troops responded with riot dispersal means and live fire. We are aware of reports of a killed Palestinian. The incident is under review," the military said.

The boy was shot in the abdomen and died soon after being rushed to hospital, the health ministry and medics said.

Six other Palestinians were treated at the scene of the clashes in the village of Beit Dajan after inhaling tear gas launched by Israeli troops, the Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said.

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