Palestinians: 2 killed in clashes with IDF troops in West Bank

Palestinian security officials say IDF troops have killed two Palestinian militants in a West Bank raid. The officials say the Islamic Jihad militants were holed up inside a house in the town of Kabatiya. Troops surrounded the hideout early Thursday, and exchanged fire for about an hour with the militants inside. Islamic Jihad says one of the gunmen killed was Bilal Komel, 25, a long-wanted military commander. The second was identified as 19-year-old Ayed Zakarna. The IDF says it is looking into the report.