IDF reserves officer moderately hurt in West Bank gun battle; 4 Palestinian gunmen killed

An IDF reserves officer was moderately injured during an overnight raid in the West Bank town of Azzun, the IDF says.

During the raid, IDF troops of the 8211th Reserves Battalion killed four armed terror operatives who had attacked the troops with explosives and live fire from inside a barricaded house, the IDF says.

After locating the building in which the four terror operatives were hiding, the troops engaged in an exchange of fire, during which one of the soldiers was moderately injured. He was evacuated to the hospital and his family was informed, the military says.

The IDF adds that elsewhere in the West Bank, IDF soldiers, Border Police troops and the Shin Bet security agency arrested seven wanted suspects and confiscated illegally acquired weapons.

Since October 7 and the war against Hamas in Gaza, IDF troops operating in the West Bank have arrested more than 2,550 suspects, of whom some 1,300 were found to have ties to Hamas, the IDF says.

Guns used by four armed terror operatives in the West Bank town of Azzun, January 2, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

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