IDF combat soldiers shot and killed three Palestinian terrorists who attempted a shooting attack targeting the Israeli force near Nablus, in the West Bank, the military said Tuesday morning.
Hamas has claimed in a statement that the three killed by Israeli forces were its members.
According to the IDF, a vehicle with three armed individuals pulled into a neighborhood near the West Bank city of Nablus and an armed man got out and began shooting at the soldiers stationed there.
The soldiers responded immediately with live fire
The soldiers, members of the 603rd combat engineering battalion of the IDF, killed all three men on the spot. They then confiscated three M-16 firearms, a pistol, and other military equipment.
There were no casualties among Israeli forces.
Reuters contributed to the report. This is a developing story.