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Palestinian official dies of heart attack after gunmen attacked house

(Xinhua)

16:36, May 02, 2012

RAMALLAH, May 2 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian official died of heart attack after unidentified gunmen opened fire at his house in the dead of night, Palestinian sources said Wednesday.

Qadoura Moussa, 60, governor of the West Bank city of Jenin, passed away shortly after he arrived at hospital, the sources added.

The sources said Palestinian security services has opened an investigation.

Moussa has taken up his post as a governor in 2005. Prior to that, he was the secretary general of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party in the northern West Bank city.

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