Suspected terror attack in Samaria

Driver rams bus stop near city of Ariel. Security forces shoot, kill suspected terrorist.

David Rosenberg,

Ariel (archive photo)
Ariel (archive photo)
Hillel Meir/TPS

An Arab driver rammed a bus stop in Samaria Tuesday morning, just outside of the city of Ariel, in a suspected terror attack.

The driver was subsequently shot and killed by security forces at the scene.

According to an initial investigation, the suspected terrorist stole the vehicle used in the attack, rammed the bus stop, frequently used by hitchhikers, while trying to escape.

The incident occurred next to Giti Junction on Highway 5 just west of Ariel and east of Barkan.

IDF forces shot the suspect, who was evacuated for medical treatment but died shortly thereafter.

“He was evacuated for medical treatment, but later succumbed to his wounds,” an IDF spokesman said. The IDF has not yet confirmed whether the incident was a terror attack.

“The nature of the incident is currently being investigated,” the spokesman said.




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