Israeli troops shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian: army

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Jerusalem (AFP)

Israeli troops on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian who attempted to stab a soldier near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, the army said.

"Palestinian assailant armed with a knife attempted to stab an Israel Defence Forces soldier guarding a bus stop near the community of Ofra," a statement in English said.

"Responding to threat, forces at the scene shot the assailant, resulting in his death," it said.