IDF Soldier Wounded in Car Ramming Attack in Gush Etzion

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli soldiers stand guard at the scene of a car ramming and stabbing attack at Tekoa checkpoint, Monday. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

An IDF soldier was wounded in a car ramming attack at the Tekoa checkpoint in Gush Etzion, on Monday afternoon.

The terrorist drove his vehicle into a guard post and then toppled an electricity pole. The pole fell on the soldier, wounding him. The soldier, said to be in his 20s, was rushed to the Shaare Zedek hospital in Yerushalayim in a light to moderate condition.

The knife used by the terrorist. (IDF Spokesman)

The terrorist was shot and neutralized by security forces on the scene, after he exited his vehicle armed with a knife and attempted to stab other soldiers at the location. The terrorist died of his wounds.