2 Israeli soldiers wounded in stabbings, 1 assailant shot dead


TEL AVIV (JTA) — Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in separate West Bank stabbing attacks that resulted in the shooting of both teenage assailants, one fatally.

In the second of the attacks, on Saturday afternoon, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman in the back during a routine security check in the northern West Bank, Israeli authorities said. The soldier was lightly wounded and taken to the hospital. The 16-year-old assailant was shot and died of his wounds.

That morning, a Palestinian stabbed a soldier who had turned around to get him the cup of water he had requested, the authorities said. The soldier was lightly wounded in the knife attack on a road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The assailant, 19, was shot and wounded.

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