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Attacker shot after trying to grab weapon of soldier outside Ashkelon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A screenshot of a junction outside Ashkelon on April 10, 2022. (Netivei Yisrael)
A screenshot of a junction outside Ashkelon on April 10, 2022. (Netivei Yisrael)

A suspect attempted to snatch a weapon from an Israeli soldier at a junction near the southern city of Ashkelon, police say.

The alleged assailant has been shot by other soldiers at the scene. His status is not immediately clear.

There are no other reported injuries in the incident.

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