Forces arrest wanted man in Nablus, kill another who hurled bomb at them

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

Border Police officers killed a Palestinian who allegedly hurled an explosive device at forces and captured a wanted man during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus this morning.

Police in a statement say the undercover officers reached the wanted man’s home, where his wife claimed he was not home. The troops then used a military dog to locate the man in the area and detain him, police say.

During the operation, police say riots erupted during which a Palestinian hurled an explosive device at the officers. Police say the undercover officers opened fire at the suspect, killing him. Another rioter was shot in the leg, it says.

The slain Palestinian was named by media reports as 17-year-old Yazan Shtayyeh.

In another incident amid the raid, police say troops opened fire at a vehicle that accelerated toward them and refused calls to halt. The driver was wounded.

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