Palestinian fires at Israel troops, is shot dead

The military said ‘shots were fired’ at a patrol near Turmus Ayya

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A Palestinian opened fire on Israeli soldiers before they shot him dead in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, the army said, arresting two other assailants.

The military said “shots were fired” at a patrol near Turmus Ayya, and that “forces responded with fire towards the attackers.”

“One hit was confirmed and two suspects have been detained at the scene,” it said in a statement, with officials confirming the death of one assailant.

The army said no Israeli soldiers were wounded.

Palestinian security officials confirmed the man’s death, noting he had been in a car.

Health ministry officials identified him as Mohammad Saleh, 24, of the village Arura, which is a short distance west of Turmus Ayya.

The incident comes amid a wave of violence, which since the beginning of October has killed 84 Palestinians, an Arab Israeli and 12 Israelis.

Many of the Palestinians killed have been alleged attackers, while others were shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces.

On Monday, two Palestinians were killed in Qalandiya during clashes that erupted when Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli.

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