Israeli Soldier Stabbed by Palestinian in West Bank

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A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli reserve soldier in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and troops were searching for the assailant, the Israeli army said.

An Israeli civilian was also wounded from shrapnel when soldiers fired in the direction of the fleeing assailant, according to the army.

Both the soldier and civilian were taken to hospital in moderate condition, it said. The reserve soldier was in uniform at the time.

There were no further details available on the assailant.

The incident occurred at a junction near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

On Sunday, also in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian shot dead two Israelis and wounded another at an industrial zone for an Israeli settlement where the suspect worked.

Israeli authorities are continuing to search for the gunman in that incident.

There was no indication of a link between the two cases.

A wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis broke out in 2015 but they have since become sporadic.