Terrorist attempts combination attack near Ofra

Terrorist attempts to ram, stab soldiers near Ofra; security forces shoot, force terrorist out of car.

Uzi Baruch ,

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A terrorist attempted to carry out a combination car ramming and stabbing attack against soldiers on Friday night, while they were checking a vehicle near the Ofra military post in Binyamin.

Initial investigations show the terrorist arrived at around 1am in his car. He sped up while driving in the direction of IDF soldiers, who fired a warning shot at his car.

Holding a knife, the terrorist got out of his car and began to attack some of the soldiers. Other soldiers shot at the terrorist.

The terrorist, 30, was transferred to Hadassah Har Hatzofim in severe condition.

None of the soldiers were injured.

On Friday, another terror attack was prevented in Hevron, when a 23-year-old Arab arrived at a security checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs. He was arrested a short while later.