An IDF officer and solider were killed last night during a clash with terrorists in Nablus. Two other IDF soldiers were wounded in the incident, one moderately and one lightly. The two IDF casualties are: Lieutenant Amir Ben-Arye, 21, from Maccabim-Reut and Staff Sergeant Idan Suzin, 21, from Kiryat Tivon.

The families of the casualties have been notified. The two wounded IDF soldiers were taken to hospital for medical treatment.

From an initial investigation it appears that two terrorists armed with Kalashnikov rifles and grenades, approached the IDF post in Nablus in order to infiltrate it and harm as many as possible of the IDF soldiers inside. Due to the deployment of the soldiers inside the post, the terrorists had to open fire toward the soldiers from outside the compound. The IDF officer and soldier were killed in the ensuing fire exchanges. The two terrorists were killed. The initial report indicates that the IDF force on the scene operated correctly and thus prevented an infiltration into the post and the further loss of lives.