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Factbox - Security developments in Palestinian Territories

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June 13 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, as of 1200 GMT on Wednesday:

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* GAZA CITY - Two Palestinian were killed and at least three others wounded as gunfire erupted at a peace rally where hundreds protested against the surge in factional violence, hospital officials said.

* KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza - Hamas militants attacked Fatah positions controlled by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's National Security Forces, witnesses said. One Fatah gunman, two civilians and one unidentified man were killed and 30 others were wounded in the fighting, medical officials said.

GAZA CITY - Hamas and Fatah militants battled for several hours near the house of a Fatah spokesman. Six Fatah members were killed in the fighting, hospital and Fatah officials said.

One member of a Fatah clan was killed during a clash with Hamas militants. Another, unidentified, Palestinian was killed in separate violence, hospital officials said.

CENTRAL GAZA STRIP - Hamas said it took control of two Fatah positions near the border with Israel after brief battles with members of Abbas's National Security Forces.

One Fatah fighter was killed and 10 other people were wounded in the fighting, hospital officials and residents said.

Fatah militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the home of the Hamas deputy minister of information, causing no injuries but setting the house ablaze.

NABLUS, West Bank - Masked gunmen shot and wounded three Hamas members who were leaving a mosque in the volatile West Bank town, Hamas officials said. A Hamas Web site blamed Fatah for the attack.

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