Israeli Policeman Wounded in a Vehicular Attack Near Ramallah; Terrorist Escaped

21 October, 2015   |   6 years ago

Jerusalem, 21 October, 2015 (TPS) -- A vehicular terrorist attack occured at a police roadblock around 11:10 AM on Wednesday, October 21, at a junction on Route 60 near Ramallah, north of the community of Ofra.

According to the police, an approaching vehicle with an Israeli license plate was signaled to stop for a routine check. The driver slowed down, but then accelerated towards the policemen.

One of the policemen shot towards the vehicle, but the driver continued for a few hundreds of meters before stopping and fleeing towards the nearby town of Silwad.

Army and police forces pursued him and entered Silwad for searches.

An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in his leg, and was evacuated to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital.