Palestinian terrorists opened fire at a hitch-hiking stop outside the Shomron city of Ariel shortly before noon, wounding a 20-year-old soldier in his stomach. A helicopter was called to the scene to evacuate the victim, listed in moderate-to-serious but stable condition, to a Tel Aviv-area hospital.
A second man was also shot and was wounded very lightly.
The attack occurred shortly before 11:30 AM, when a long round of shots rang out from a west-bound car that passed by the hitch-hiking post along the moderately busy highway.
A serviceman of a special unit from the Interior Ministry takes part in a three-day test near the village of Volovshchina, 25 km (16 miles) west of Minsk, October 24, 2007. Servicemen have to pass several tough tests before being awarded entry to the ministry's elite "Red Beret" unit.
A serviceman of a special unit from the Interior Ministry crawls under an obstacle in a three-day test near the village of Volovshchina, 25 km (16 miles) west of Minsk, October 24, 2007.
Turkish soldiers search for mines as they patrol along a road surrounded by rugged mountains in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak, bordering Iraq, October 24, 2007. Turkish warplanes and troops have attacked Kurdish rebels inside Iraq and forces were being built up on the border, but Ankara was holding back from any major strike for now, military sources said on Wednesday.
A Ugandan soldier from the African Union (AU) keeps guard onboard a military vehicle at the airport in Mogadishu October 24 2007. Several Ugandan peacekeepers were wounded in Mogadishu late on Tuesday when mortar bombs struck nearby as they guarded the Somali capital's seaport, the spokesman for the AU force said.
A general view of the slated section of a high level bridge in Baotou, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October 24, 2007. A section of the bridge tilted on Tuesday as a car and two heavy trucks were driving on it. No casualties were reported so far, Xinhua News Agency reported.
Turkish soldiers take part in a military exercise near the southeast Turkish town of Cizre, some 50 km (30 miles) from Turkey's Habur border gate to Iraq, October 24, 2007.
U.S. soldiers inspect the scene of a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad October 24, 2007. A roadside bomb exploded near a police commando patrol, wounding three people, including two policemen, in the Qadissiya district of southwestern Baghdad, police said.