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Israel: 1 killed, another wounded in West Bank shooting

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 A gunman opened fire at a car outside a West Bank settlement on Friday, killing an Israeli man and wounding another in what police said was a "terror attack."

   Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the two men were driving along a dirt road outside the West Bank settlement of Dolev when their car was struck. One man died from his wounds at a hospital. The second was lightly wounded.

   The military said the men had been hiking. It said a Palestinian man pulled them over, asking for information about a nearby spring before opening fire on them.

   Israeli news site YNet showed a picture of what it said was the car, with at least four bullet holes in the windshield and the front seats stained with blood. Rosenfeld said the men, both in their 20s, were struck at close range.

   Rosenfeld said the area near the scene of the attack was cordoned off.

   "Forces are currently searching the area for suspects. This is being treated at as a terror attack," he said.

   The Palestinian militant group Hamas praised the attack but stopped short of claiming responsibility.

   Israel saw a wave of so-called "lone wolf" attacks last year by Palestinians using guns, knives and vehicles in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the West Bank. Police say it's difficult to stop such attacks because assailants act on their own, without working through established militant groups.

   The violence has largely tapered off, but two attacks last month wounded several Israelis, including two paramilitary police officers.

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