Photo: AP
Troops operate in West Bank (Archive photo)
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No casualties as bomber targets soldiers

IDF troops kill wanted suspect after surrounding house in Jenin; shortly thereafter, suicide bomber detonates himself near soldiers

A suicide bomber detonated himself Thursday afternoon near IDF forces operating in the West Bank town of Jenin.


No injuries were reported among the soldiers, who earlier killed a wanted terror suspect during the operation. Another suspect was reportedly killed by troops later.


The operation, which targeted senior Islamic Jihad members, was launched during noon hours and included elite troops from the Nahal unit, the undercover Duvdevan (Cherry) unit, and an undercover unit belonging to the Border Guard. During the operation, the forces encircled two homes. Eventually, three Palestinians left one of the homes and were taken in for interrogation.


Later, an armed wanted terror suspect left the second house and opened fire at the troops. Soldiers returned fire and killed the man. A short time later, a suicide bomber came out of the structure and blew himself up near the troops. Another wanted suspect chose to turn himself in to forces and was taken in for interrogation.


Palestinian sources, meanwhile, said IDF forces encircled a house near the town's industrial zone and another home at a different neighborhood. The sources confirmed Islamic Jihad members were the focus of the operation and eyewitnesses said IDF troops used bulldozers during the operation.


Associated Press contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 01.12.06, 17:55
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