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Palestinian injures three Israeli soldiers in car-ramming and is shot - military

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Palestinian injures three Israeli soldiers in car-ramming and is shot - military

Palestinian injures three Israeli soldiers in car-ramming and is shot - military
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AMMAR AWAD(Reuters)
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BEIT UMMAR, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian injured three Israeli soldiers in a car-ramming in the occupied West Bank on Monday and was then shot, the Israeli military said.

In a statement, the military said the attacker was "neutralised", but did not give his condition. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian man had died.

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The military said one of the soldiers sustained moderate injuries and the other two were slightly hurt when a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into them as the troops were carrying out engineering work along a West Bank road, north of the city of Hebron.

Another soldier, on patrol, then shot the alleged assailant, the military said.

Palestinians carried out a wave of car-ramming attacks in the West Bank in late 2015 and in 2016, but the frequency of such incidents has since decreased.

Israel captured the West Bank in a 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians seek to establish a state there and in the Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller in Jerusalem)

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