The Israeli army said Saturday that its security forces killed 10 militants in an ongoing raid around Nur Shams, a refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank.

“Security forces eliminated 10 terrorists during encounters” over more than 40 hours, the army said in a statement.

The army said eight soldiers and a police officer had been injured in the raid.

An AFP journalist in nearby Tulkarem heard gunshots and blasts coming from Nur Shams on Saturday.

Residents contacted by AFP said there was a power outage and food was running short in the camp, saying nobody was allowed to enter or leave.

With AFP