Tonight, 5 August 2002, IDF troops spotted four suspicious looking men leaving a vehicle south of the township of Tzofim, just north of Kalkilya. One of the men was carrying a large bag. IDF soldiers at the scene approached the men in order to arrest them, the routine procedure for suspicious suspects in circumstances of this nature. All four men ran off in the direction of Kalkilya, leaving behind their bag. Soldiers searched the area and found 5 Kalashnikov assault rifles, several grenades, some magazines and a pistol.