JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior U.N. official from Britain was shot and killed Friday during an exchange of fire between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, doctors and witnesses said.
The victim was identified as Ian Hook, 50, who headed a U.N. project to rebuild homes in the battle-scarred camp.
An 11-year-old Palestinian boy was also killed and an Irish national wounded in different incidents in the camp, witnesses and a Palestinian human rights group said.
Hook and several other U.N. officials were in a small U.N. compound, consisting of several mobile homes, when the fighting erupted, said Sami Mshasha, a U.N. spokesman.
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