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The haredi Nahal unit of the IDF captured an 18-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt at the Beka'ot roadblock in the Jordan Valley on Wednesday afternoon.
The belt held approximately 10kg of explosives, Jordan Valley Battalion Commander Col. Moti Elmoz told Israel Radio.
Sappers successfully defused the bomb.
It was still unclear which organization was responsible for the bombing attempt, Elmoz added.
Elmoz also mentioned that in an initial interrogation, the terrorist, who came from Nablus, had said that he just wanted to kill himself.
The bomber also confessed that he was supposed to be picked up by operatives inside Israel and driven to the site of the planned attack.
The attempted suicide bombing comes after Israeli security agencies recorded over 70 concrete warnings of terrorist attacks, which officials have said were meant to disrupt the election process.