Border Police Officer Stabbed by Palestinian in Second Attack in One Day

Assailant shot dead, officer lightly wounded in attack near Ariel; earlier on Saturday, Palestinian stabbed a soldier in on Route 443 near Beit Horon in the West Bank.

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An archive photo showing Israeli soldiers at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank.
An archive photo showing Israeli soldiers at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank.Credit: Nir Keidar
Gili Cohen
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An Israeli Border Police officer was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant close to the Tapuah Junction near Ariel in the West Bank early Saturday evening, Israel Police said, the second stabbing attack in one day.

The assailant was fired upon and later died of his wounds. The officer was lightly wounded.

According to Israel Police, the Palestinian surprised the officers, who were engaged in a routine check of the area, stabbing the officer in the back. Another officer opened fire and critically wounded the Palestinian.

Earlier, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier on Route 443 near Beit Horon in the West Bank.The soldier was lightly wounded.

The alleged assailant was arrested after soldiers opened fire, lightly wounding him.

The IDF said the soldier was stabbed in the back, and that he was sent to receive medical treatment. The Red Crescent told the Palestinian news agency Ma'an the assailant was wounded in his hand.

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