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Gunman who fired at IDF post near Ofra shot by troops

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

Illustrative: IDF soldiers operating in the West Bank on June 27, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Illustrative: IDF soldiers operating in the West Bank on June 27, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Palestinian gunman who allegedly opened fire at a military post near the settlement of Ofra has been shot, a military source says.

The man was chased by troops in a nearby Palestinian town after fleeing the scene. Images circulated online show the man lying on the ground next to a hunting rifle.

The alleged gunman was named by Palestinian media as Mojahed al-Najjar, formerly jailed by Israel.

Earlier, the IDF said troops were searching the area for suspects.

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