Three wounded in shooting attack near Bet El

Terrorist opens fire at checkpoint next to Binyamin town of Bet El, north of Jerusalem.

Ari Soffer , | updated: 12:02 PM

Security forces inspect car used by terrorist in shooting outside Bet El
Security forces inspect car used by terrorist in shooting outside Bet El
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At least three people have been wounded in a shooting attack just outside of Bet El, north of Jerusalem.

Two of the victims were initially listed in serious condition, while the third was lightly injured by gunfire. All three have been evacuated to hospitals after receiving emergency treatment at the scene.

It was cleared for publication later on Sunday that the three victims were IDF soldiers. One 31-year-old soldier was seriously wounded, a 20-year-old was moderately wounded, and a 21-year-old was lightly wounded.

The attack took place at a military checkpoint between Bet El and Ramallah, just off the Jewish town located in the Binyamin Region of Samaria.

According to initial reports the terrorist - an Arab man in his early 20s - arrived at the checkpoint in a car before getting out an opening fire on soldiers manning the position. The terrorist was eliminated at the scene by IDF soldiers' return fire.

From the scene (in Hebrew):

Following the attack, the road from Bet El to Givat Assaf has been closed until further notice.

In related news, security services revealed that one of two terrorists arrested for stabbing a 17-year-old Jewish youth in Jerusalem last night is an 11-year-old Arab boy.

It comes after his 15-year-old accomplice handed himself in to police.