Terrorist shot, wounded at Tapuach Junction in Samaria

Border police prevented a female terrorist from carrying out an attack at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria.

By Aryeh Savir, TPS

A female Arab suspected of being a terrorist was shot in the leg at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria, south of Nablus, on Monday.

Border Police officers stationed at the site had noticed a suspicious woman approaching them. They called on her to halt, but she ignored them. After firing shots in the air that did not deter the suspect, they aimed at her lower body and neutralized her.

She was evacuated by a military ambulance to an Israeli hospital with a leg injury while fully conscious.

No Israelis were injured in the incident.

The woman was feared to be carrying a bomb, and a sapper was alerted to scene to dismantle the parcel she was carrying. The junction was closed to traffic.

The Tapuach Junction has been the scene of multiple Arab terror attacks.