IDF detains five suspects attempting to smuggle gun from West Bank into Israel

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

The Israel Defense Forces says troops foiled an attempt to smuggle an assault rifle from the West Bank into Israel earlier today.

Soldiers operating in the Hebron area identified five suspects attempting to cross the West Bank security barrier, the military says.

“After inspecting the suspects, an M16 rifle located in one of their bags was confiscated,” the IDF adds.

The suspects are handed over to the Shin Bet security agency for further questioning.

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