Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian gunman after motorist's shooting
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian gunman Friday as they were chasing after a militant squad that had ambushed and injured an Israeli motorist, a military spokesman said.
The militants opened fire at the Israeli motorist, lightly injuring him, as he was driving near the Jewish settlement of Alfei Menashe, reported dpa.
Alfei Menashe in the northern West Bank near the "green line" separating occupied Palestinian territory from Israel is located to the west of Israel's controversial security barrier and just to the south of the Palestinian city of Qalqiliya.
An Israeli army force was called in and began combing the area for the shooters, the spokesman said, adding that during the chase, militants opened fire at the force "a number of times."
An Israeli officer was moderately injured in the exchange of fire but managed to shoot and kill the Palestinian who fired at him, the military spokesman said. A pistol was found on the gunman's body, he said.