By Ze’ev Ben-Yechiel
The second potential major terror incident of the day was averted late this afternoon when a driver speeding through an army checkpoint was shot and killed by IDF forces. The Sharon District Police reported that the driver intended to run over soldiers and civilians at the checkpoint when the forces opened fire on his car. Three passengers were present in the car, two of whom were evacuated to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.
The report stated that the soldiers opened fire at a short distance from the checkpoint itself, when they realized that the car, bearing Israeli license plates, was aiming for them.
Earlier today, a pair of suspects were caught in central Israel for attempting to carry out what investigators believe to be an intended suicide attack.
Tazpit News Agency