TEL AVIV - A 15-year-old Palestinian boy carrying five pipe bombs was detained by IDF forces at the Hawara roadblock south of the West Bank town of Nablus.
The boy aroused the troops’ suspicions after approaching the Hawara roadblock wearing a jacket, despite the hot weather.
The soldiers instructed the boy to remove his jacket, at which point he lit a match in an attempt to detonate the explosives, the army said.
However, the soldiers were able to overcome the youngster, who was subsequently taken in for interrogation by security authorities.
Meanwhile, sappers have been dispatched to the scene and are working to neutralize the explosive devices.
A 15-year-old boy was detained at the same checkpoint only three months ago. In that case, the youngster was carrying a bag containing an explosive belt, an improvised weapon, and 20 bullets.
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