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Security guard killed Palestinian attacker, Israeli military alleges

Security guard killed Palestinian attacker, Israeli military alleges
The Israeli military said Tuesday an Israeli security officer shot and killed a Palestinian man who purportedly tried to carry out a stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.

Security guard killed Palestinian attacker, Israeli military alleges A body is covered at the scene of what Israeli police say was an attempted stabbing attack at the West Bank Gush Etzion checkpoint near Jerusalem, Tuesday, Jan.MAHMOUD ILLEAN/AP JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said Tuesday an Israeli security officer shot and killed a Palestinian man who purportedly tried to carry out a stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.In recent years, Palestinians, usually acting on their own, have attempted to carry out dozens of stabbings, shootings and car rammings aimed at security forces and Israeli settlers in the West Bank.AP TV footage taken after the shooting showed a covered body on the ground.

In a statement, the army said the officer spotted the man approaching an intersection and together with an Israeli soldier fired warning shots into the air.The army said the alleged attacker was pronounced dead.

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