The perpetrators of the Maale Adumim attack opened fire at a military checkpoint (Al Jazeera)

An Israeli soldier was killed and 8 others were injured of varying severity - today, Thursday - in shooting at a military checkpoint near the Maale Adumim settlement, east of occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli media reported that one of the seriously injured soldiers had died.

Earlier, the occupation army radio reported that 9 soldiers were injured, including 3 in critical condition, in shooting at a military checkpoint near the settlement.

The Israeli police said that they killed the perpetrators of the attack, and that 3 of the injured Israelis were in serious condition.

Al Jazeera bureau director Walid Al-Omari, citing Israeli sources, said that two Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a military checkpoint near the village of Al-Za'im, wounding 8 soldiers.

He added that the Israeli occupation forces sent large reinforcements to the area where the attack occurred, and closed the roads there.

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From the site of the shooting that took place near the "Maale Adumim" settlement, east of occupied Jerusalem.

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According to Israeli media, two who were accompanying the perpetrators of the shooting attack near the settlement were arrested.

Israeli sources reported that the Maale Adumim municipality called on residents to remain in their homes after suspecting the presence of a third gunman.

The shooting at the military checkpoint near Ma'ale Adumim came days after an operation that took place in the Kiryat Malachi settlement, east of Ashdod, which resulted in the killing of two Israelis.

Source: Al Jazeera