Soldier wounded in shooting attack in Tulkarem

An IDF soldier was wounded Thursday evening when Arab terrorists opened fire on an IDF position outside of the Arab city of Tulkarem in Samaria, east of Kfar Saba.

The terror attack occurred when a force from the 53rd armored battalion was operating near the entrance to Tulkarem.

Soldiers heard shooting and half an hour later one of the soldiers noticed a bullet had grazed his knee.

Following an initial investigation by forces in the area, the shooting area was discovered after finding shell cases and parts of an improvised Kalashnikov.

The soldier was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital. His injuries are reported as being light.

The Arab terrorists responsible for the attack fled the scene.

A large contingent of Israeli security forces IDF entered the Arab city of Tulkarem on a manhunt for the terrorists.