(August 27, 2019 / JNS) Israeli security forces dismantled an improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday that had been placed by the side of a highway in Judea and Samaria, the military said in a statement.
An IDF tracker spotted a suspicious object along Route 555 near Nablus, between the towns of Itamar and Elon Moreh, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The highway was closed, and a police bomb squad was called in. The object was found to be and IED and was disarmed by police sappers remotely via a robot.
According to police, the IED was built out of a fire extinguisher.
Another IED was used to murder 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, and wound her father and brother on Friday, though according to police the two devices were not of the same variety.
In addition, Israeli security forces arrested two suspects for allegedly throwing a pipe bomb at Border Police officers in Jerusalem, Arutz Sheva reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, the incident occurred in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya. The bomb did not explode, and was later neutralized by police sappers.
Stones and fireworks were also thrown at police during the night in the neighborhood, according to the report, resulting in one border police officer suffering light wounds.
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