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Israeli troops enter West Bank town

Dozens of Israeli troops entered this West Bank town Thursday and surrounded the home of a local leader of Islamic Jihad, pushing forward with an offensive against the Palestinian militant group following a suicide bombing that killed five Israelis.

About 35 jeeps, backed by Apache helicopters, entered Jenin on Thursday afternoon. Shots were heard as the troops took up positions around the home of Abdel Khalim Izzadin.

Israel launched an offensive against Islamic Jihad earlier Thursday, a day after a suicide bombing killed five Israelis at an outdoor market in central Israel, CBS News reports.