IDF says Palestinian shot after throwing explosive at troops

The IDF says a Palestinian man who was shot earlier by troops near Nablus had thrown an explosive device at soldiers while running toward them.

The army says a group of dozens of Palestinians was making its way toward troops at the Evyatar illegal outpost when one charged at them and threw a suspicious object which exploded.

A soldier fired first in the air and then toward the suspect, who was hit and critically injured.

There were no Israeli casualties, the army says.

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