Terrorist Shot After Attempted Attack Near Yerushalayim

YERUSHALAYIM -
The Hizma checkpoint. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

A female terrorist was shot and neutralized on Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Yerushalayim during an attempted terror attack.

The incident occurred just outside  the Hizma checkpoint at the northern entrance to Yerushalayim, on Route 60, when the terrorist attempted to carry out a combination ramming and stabbing attack against Israeli security personnel.

After driving to the scene, the terrorist attempted to run down several IDF soldiers. Once she failed to do so, the terrorist exited her vehicle and tried to stab the IDF soldiers.

The soldiers opened fire on the terrorist, neutralizing her. Her death was later confirmed.

One soldier was slightly wounded in the upper body.