Assailant Fires on Israeli Soldiers in West Bank in Second Suspected Attack in Hours

A Palestinian was also shot dead in an earlier incident, after car hit a bus station in West Bank, IDF says.

The scene of a suspected terror attack in the West Bank on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 when a Palestinian drove into a bus station and was shot by Israeli security personnel.
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Israeli soldiers were fired on in an apparent terror attack Wednesday near the village of Abud in the West Bank, according to the IDF spokesperson.

Israeli troops returned fire, injuring the assailant who the IDF said was cared for at the scene. A "Carlo" rifle was found in the assailant's vehicle. No Israelis were hurt in the attack.

Another suspected terror attack occurred in the West Bank just hours earlier, the Israeli army said Wednsday.

A 'Carlo' rifle found in the vehicle of an assailant who fired at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

According to the army, a Palestinian ran his car into the bus station outside the Kohav Yaakov settlement in the West Bank, near the Michmash crossing, and was then shot.

"The terrorist veered from the road and crashed into the bus station where soldiers and citizens were standing," the IDF said, claiming he had a knife "but had not left the car."

No Israelis were wounded in the incident. The army said it was investigating the incident as a "suspected car attack."

A witness who was at the scene said the driver sped the car up as he approached the bus station. "I don't think this could have been an accident," they said.

The Palestinian was identified as Hussien Salem Abu Gosh, 24, from Qalandia. According to Palestinian media, Abu Gosh was wounded from Israeli army gunfire and was left for 30 minutes without medical care before he died.

His 17-year-old cousin, who had the same name, was killed last year after a stabbing attack in a settlement.