Terrorist kills man at Tapuach junction

April 30, 2013 10:25

An Israeli was killed in a terror attack at Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank on Tuesday morning, when he was attacked by a Palestinian man at a hitchhiking spot at the junction.

The victim, a 32-year-old Israeli, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Initial police and Border Police statements differed on whether the man was stabbed by the Palestinian, who then stole his gun, or if the man snatched the victim's gun and then shot him.
The Border Police said minutes after the attack that a terrorist armed with a knife attacked a settler at a hitching post, stole the man's gun and fired at Border Patrol officers who were nearby. The officers returned fire and wounded the man, and then took him into custody, the Border Police said.  

Shortly after the attack large numbers of police and security force swarmed to the scene and closed the junction.

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