UPDATE: 7:06 PM – The explosive device on the terrorist’s body has been neutralized.
An Arab terrorist opened fire with a flare gun on an IDF soldier and some youths standing at a hitchhiking post at the Tapuach junction in the Shomron.
The soldier returned fire, killing the terrorist. There are no reports of any other people injured or killed in the attack.
The area around the junction has been cleared as the IDF disarms an explosive device on his body.
The junction is currently closed to all traffic.