Palestinian opens fire at troops in West Bank, is shot dead — IDF

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

A Palestinian gunman who opened fire at troops near the West Bank town of Dayr Sharaf was shot dead, the military and medics say.

The IDF says reservists of the 7037th Reserve Battalion operating at an army post near the town fired back at the gunman. According to the Rescuers Without Borders emergency service, he was killed by the gunfire.

The service says two more Palestinians were wounded in the same incident, possibly by the assailant’s gunfire.

No soldiers were hurt, the IDF says. The service says a bullet hit the helmet of one of the troops, but he was unharmed.

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