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Palestinian shot dead at checkpoint

Soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to throw explosives at a West Bank checkpoint, the Israeli military said.

A spokesman said the Palestinian arrived at the checkpoint and charged at the soldiers while wielding a pipe bomb and yelling "Allah Akbar" - "God is great" in Arabic.

The military said soldiers ordered the Palestinian to stop, then opened fire after he ignored them.

Another Palestinian was shot at the same checkpoint a week ago after charging the position with a glass bottle.

The military said soldiers initially thought he was carrying a bomb. The case is being investigated.


From Belfast Telegraph