NABLUUS, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops raided an armed group’s stronghold in the occupied West Bank’s second-largest city, detonating a bomb laboratory and engaging in a firefight, the military said Tuesday. Five Palestinians were killed and 20 were wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The overnight raid in the old city, or kasbah, of Nablus was one of the deadliest in the West Bank in 2022 and came during a period of escalating tensions.

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, copied or distributed without permission.