Attempted Stabbing Attack in Shomron, Female Terrorist Killed

YERUSHALAYIM -
Security forces near the scene of the attempted attack, Wednesday. (Police Spokesman)
Security forces near the scene of the attempted attack, Wednesday. (Police Spokesman)

IDF troops killed a 19-year-old Palestinian woman who approached them at the Tapuach intersection in the Shomron while holding a knife.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the forces ordered the woman to stop and shot in the air before killing her on Wednesday afternoon when she kept walking toward them.

B’chasdei Shamayim, no Israelis were wounded.

Police said that the female terrorist was from the nearby village of Asira ash-Shamaliya.

The Tapucah junction has been the scene of several stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming attacks over the last year.