Boy hurt in Hebron Hills bomb attack

13-year-old wounded in leg as explosives detonated next to car; Aksa-linked group claims attack.

Ambulance generic 224.88 (photo credit: Channel 2)
Ambulance generic 224.88
(photo credit: Channel 2)
A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded on Thursday night when terrorists detonated a bomb next to a car he was traveling in near Pnei Hever, in the southern Hebron Hills. A group affiliated with the Aksa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and IDF troops were sweeping the area in search of the perpetrators. IDF sources said that remnants from an explosive device were found at the scene of the bomb attack. The boy, who was wounded in the leg, received initial treatment from a volunteer rescue team in Kiryat Arba before being evacuated to the trauma ward at Jerusalem's Hadassa Ein Karem Hospital. He was listed in serious but stable condition. Earlier, Palestinians opened fire at an Israeli bus near Hawara, south of Nablus. No casualties or damage were reported. The Aksa Martyrs Brigades and the "Imad Mugniyeh the Martyr" group claimed responsibility for the shooting. IDF soldiers were scouring the scene in search of the suspects.