Two Israelis killed in West Bank shooting

Jerusalem, Oct 2 (IANS) Two Israelis were shot dead in an attack in West Bank on Thursday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

According to initial reports, two civilians were shot to death from a drive-by vehicle near the settlement of Itamar and the Palestinian village of Beit Furik, southeast of Nablus, the IDF said.

Israeli Red Cross Emergency Services Zaki Heller confirmed to Xinhua news agency that a man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene by Israeli Paramedics, and four children with them were lightly injured.

Israeli security services are currently searching for the perpetrator, who fled from the scene.

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