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West Bank

Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians after stabbing attempts

The Israeli military on Tuesday said it shot and killed two Palestinians who tried to carry out separate stabbing attacks in the West Bank.

The attacks were the latest in a wave of violence that erupted in mid-September and has shown no signs of ending.

Early Tuesday, the military said a Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him. An Israeli who was nearby was lightly wounded in the shooting.

Several hours later, the army reported another incident, in which a female assailant allegedly tried to stab a soldier. It said the soldier opened fire, killing her.

The army did say how...