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Troops detain two Palestinians suspected of shooting at West Bank military post

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

A gun and magazines found in a bag thrown from a car by Palestinians suspected of shooting at a military post near Bethlehem, January 21, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
A gun and magazines found in a bag thrown from a car by Palestinians suspected of shooting at a military post near Bethlehem, January 21, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israel Defense Forces says Palestinian gunmen fired from a passing vehicle at a military post near the Herodion National Park in the West Bank, not far from Bethlehem.

Troops scanning the area for the attackers spotted a suspicious car, from which suspects were seen hurling a bag, the IDF says.

The military says troops fired into the air to stop the car with two suspects.

A shell casing from a bullet was found in the car, and a handgun and several M16 magazines were found in the bag thrown from the vehicle, the IDF says.

“The pair were arrested and their car was impounded,” the military adds.

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