Ten Palestinians, including an elderly man and several militants, have been killed during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank, witnesses and Palestinian health officials say.
Explosions and gunfire sounded as troops raided the heart of Nablus, triggering armed clashes with gunmen.
It is understood heavy Israeli fire was directed at a house, killing two senior Palestinian militants inside.
The Israeli military earlier confirmed its troops were operating in Nablus.
Palestinian health officials say a 72-year-old civilian was among those killed outside the besieged house, amid the gun battles. END