IDF forces expose pipe bombs en route to Israel

Israeli forces were again successful in thwarting a potentially devastating terror attack. 

Israeli security forces exposed six pipe bombs hidden in a car driven by an Israeli Arab on Sunday night.

The suspect, on his way back from the Samaria region, was stopped at a security checkpoint for a routine check, during which the explosives were discovered.

The forces shut down route 5, a main highway where the checkpoint is situated, and alerted a sapper to the scene. He safely removed the explosive devices.

The route was subsequently reopened.

The driver, said to be a Bedouin from the southern city of Rahat, was detained and taken for questioning.

In related news, IDF forces working with the Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) operated against Palestinian weapons-productions plants in the Samaria area.

The IDF stated that the forces confiscated several munitions-production machines.

Bourhan Rashid Kanasa, a member of the Palestinian Authority security forces, was also arrested. He is believed to be of the main driving forces behind the weapons production operation in the Shechem (Nablus) area.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News