The explosives were found on a road connecting the Palestinian villages of Attil and Illar in Area A of the West Bank, which is under complete Palestinian Authority control.
According to the Palestinian security source, a Palestinian man noticed suspicious objects peeking out of the ground on the side of the road, which were uncovered due to the heavy rainfall over the weekend.
The Palestinian man called the local police, and a Palestinian engineering force that arrived at the scene uncovered 12 improvised explosive devices (IED). Each barrel bomb was 40 cm in length and 30 cm in diameter and weighed 20-30 kg.
The Palestinian engineering force dismantled one IED at the scene and then neutralized the rest so they can be taken to a Palestinian Security Services facility for further investigation.
According to the source, it is still unclear who the target of these IEDs was. The road is mostly used by civilian Palestinian vehicles, but at times IDF vehicles also use it on their way to operational duty inside the Palestinian Authority.
The source added that findings at the scene indicated the explosives have been planted a long time ago.