IDF thwarts two terror attacks in West Bank

In the first incident, a suspect attempted to ram a vehicle into soldiers; Hours later, a different attacker fired at an IDF guard post.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 25, 2017 19:16
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Scene of suspected car-ramming attack. Credit: Yehuda Cohen.

Scene of suspected car-ramming attack. Credit: Yehuda Cohen.

 
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Two terror attacks were thwarted on Wednesday in the Binyamin region of the West Bank, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit reported.

A car ramming attack was thwarted on Wednesday, at a gas station off of Highway 60, near Kochav Ya'akov in the Binyamin region of the West Bank, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The scene of an attempted car ramming attack near Kochav Ya'akov in the West Bank on Jan. 25, 2017 (photo credit: ELAZAR YISRAELI)

There were no reports of Israelis hurt in the incident and the suspect was shot and killed at the scene. According to initial reports, the suspected perpetrator targeted IDF soldiers in the vicinity.

According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, the suspect veered his vehicle into a bus station where citizens and soldiers were standing and also had a knife in his hand however was neutralized prior to exiting the vehicle. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated.


A few hours later, a suspected shooting attack was reported Wednesday near an IDF guard post near Halamish, in the Binyamin region of the West Bank, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The soldiers returned fire, wounding the Palestinian, the spokesperson said adding that Karlin rifle was found in the vehicle. The suspect was reported to be in serious condition.

There were no reported injuries to IDF forces.

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