Last night, an IDF force carried out various initiatives in the area of Alfei Menashe. The IDF force located an armed terrorist cell en route to carry out an attack on a civilian bus travelling on the road to the town.

The terrorist cell opened fire on the bus while it was traveling to Alfei Menashe. No casualties were reported, but the bus was damaged by the terrorists’ gunfire.

The IDF force responded with well aimed fire against the terrorist cell. As a result of their response, one terrorist was killed and a number of others were wounded as they escaped the scene of the attack.

In an additional initiative carried out last night, an IDF force identified two terrorists placing an explosive device on the route leading to Mount Eval, south of Nablus.

The IDF force opened fire on the terrorists, killing one and wounding the other.

The IDF will continue to undertake initiatives against all parties that threaten the security of both Israeli citizens and the soldiers of the IDF.