Arab rioters (illustrative)
Arab rioters (illustrative) Hadas Parush/Flash 90

An improvised explosive device placed near a military post northwest of Hevron exploded Friday, the IDF reported.

The device was placed adjacent to a military post near Beit Ummar, northwest of Hevron.

No injuries were reported, but the post sustained damaged.

IDF troops identified an additional explosive device near the post and neutralized it. The troops also apprehended a suspect who was in the area.

As IDF troops searched for suspects, a riot broke out near Beit Ummar, during which an IDF soldier was lightly injured by a rock which was hurled at him.

The injured soldier was evacuated to a hospital for further medical treatment, and the IDF used riot dispersal methods to break up the riot.