A Palestinian teenager stabbed and wounded a Border Guard officer in Hevron today (Saturday) before being shot dead, Israeli police said, the latest in a series of attacks.
One guard was lightly injured in the incident, which occurred near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and another officer killed the 18-year-old terrorist, police said in a statement.
According to police, the Palestinian approached a checkpoint close to the, where he was asked for identification.
He then drew a knife and attacked one officer, before being chased and shot dead.
Palestinian officials named the youth as 18-year-old Abdallah Ajluni.
AFP contributed to this report