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Israeli settler killed in West Bank stabbing

Police shot and killed the man after he stabbed three people in an Israeli settlement

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One of three Israeli settlers stabbed in the West Bank died on Monday, Israeli police said, adding that the stabber had been shot and killed, according to Agence France-Presse.

Police said the assailant stepped out of a car at a bus stop in front of the settlement, then stabbed three people before he was shot by a security guard adding that the attacker was in serious condition.

Medics said a woman of around 25 died in the attack on a road outside the Alon Shvut settlement.

“Paramedics confirmed the death of a young woman,” the emergency services said of the incident at a bus stop near the western entrance to the settlement.

Police said the attacker had driven to a bus stop near Alon Shvut and began attacking people with a knife.

“A car stopped at the hitchhiking stop at the entrance to Alon Shvut, the driver got out of the car and stabbed three civilians who were standing there,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

“The guard at the entrance shot the suspect,” she said.

Medics confirmed evacuating a man with serious gunshot wounds who was taken to a Jerusalem hospital, but he died shortly afterwards from his injuries, police said.

Monday’s incident occurred shortly after a similar stabbing gravely wounded an Israeli soldier at a Tel Aviv train station.