A terrorist from the Palestinian Authority was killed by his own bomb while attacking Israeli soldiers in Samaria (Shomron) on Tuesday night.
The attacker was holding an IED (improvised explosive device) and preparing to hurl it at the IDF soldiers as they patrolled near Jenin.
Spotting the attacker, the special operations unit shot and lightly wounded him, causing him to drop the bomb, which fell nearby.
IDF officials confirmed to the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharonot that the terrorist was killed when his own bomb exploded.
Arab media reported the incident quite differently, claiming that clashes broke out in Jenin and that the terrorist, Izz a-Din Bin Aza, was shot dead by a bullet to the chest.