West Bank: Troops kill gunman with explosives belt

A Palestinian gunman opened fire toward an IDF checkpoint near the settlements of Shovei Shomron and Einav, east of Tulkarm, Thursday afternoon and was killed by troops who returned fire. The terrorist, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, had approached the roadblock in a Subaru vehicle and was wearing an explosives belt, according to the IDF. Sappers were called to the scene to diffuse the bomb. There were no casualties among the troops.