IDF confirms woman tried to stab troops in West Bank, was killed

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

The IDF confirms that troops foiled an attempted stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba.

It says the female Palestinian assailant tried to stab troops of the Kfir Brigade’s Shimshon Battalion, who were stationed at an army post at a junction near the settlement.

“The troops engaged and opened fire at the terrorist who held a knife and charged toward the force,” the military says, adding that the woman was killed.

No troops were hurt.

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