Three Israeli Police Officers Injured in Terrorist Car-Ramming

Israeli soldiers keep watch at the Gush Etzion junction, south of Jerusalem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, following a car ramming attack on March 4, 2016. A Palestinian woman injured an Israeli soldier in the car-ramming attack before troops at the scene shot her dead, the army said. / AFP …
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The Times of Israel reports: Three Border Police officers were lightly injured Sunday afternoon in an apparent car-ramming attack in the West Bank.

The incident occurred on Route 60 near Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.

The driver of the vehicle was shot dead by security forces at the scene. The Palestinian health ministry identified him as Khaled Ahmad Aylan, 23 years old, of Beit Ummar.

The policemen were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek Hospital for treatment. They suffered injuries to the lower extremities.

A statement from Border Police said officers had quickly realized the assailant’s intent, and had thus managed to minimize the damage he caused.

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