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Undercover Border Police officer lightly injured, 3 Palestinians wounded in overnight West Bank clashes

Illustrative: IDF forces operating in the Dheisheh refugee camp, in a photo released on July 23, 2018. (IDF Spokesperson)
Illustrative: IDF forces operating in the Dheisheh refugee camp, in a photo released on July 23, 2018. (IDF Spokesperson)

Police say that an undercover Border Police officer was lightly hurt when an explosive device was thrown toward troops during an operation in the Dheisheh refugee camp, south of Bethlehem.

According to reports, three Palestinians were also wounded in the clashes with Israeli troops. There are no further details on their conditions.

In a statement, police say the undercover officer was involved in the operation at the home of a suspect.

An explosive device was thrown at the Israeli troops — one of them was lightly injured by shrapnel and taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Tsedek Medical Center for treatment.

When the troops left the refugee camp, police say they were attacked by rioters who threw rocks and more explosive devices.

“Hits were identified at a number of terrorists who hurled explosives,” police say.

Police do not say if the suspect was detained.

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