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West Bank: Attempted stabbing attack thwarted

An attempted stabbing attack adjacent to Gitai Avisar Junction in the West Bank was thwarted on Friday, Israel’s army (IDF) reported.

According to the initial report, Palestinian suspects drove and stopped adjacent to a military post on the Gitai Avisar Junction.

The assailant exited the vehicle, armed with a knife, and ran towards a bus station where Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers were standing.

The IDF troops shot and neutralized the attacker, who was pronounced dead later at a hospital, and no other injuries were reported.

Additional IDF soldiers in the area blocked off a number of routes and are currently pursuing the vehicle of additional suspects.

The attempted attack is the latest in a surge of violent instances in the West Bank.

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