An Israeli army officer was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank Tuesday night, officials said.
"A roadside IED exploded, injuring an Israel Defence Forces officer who was evacuated for emergency treatment," a statement on the army's official Twitter feed said.
A spokesperson for Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital said it was treating "a young man in serious condition with severe facial injuries from the explosion of a device and possible additional injuries."
The incident occurred near the Palestinian village of Hizmeh, north of Jerusalem.
There has been a wave of Palestinian attacks targeting Israeli civilians and security forces, primarily in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
Since October last year, 204 Palestinians and 28 Israelis have been killed, according to an AFP count.
Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, Israeli authorities say.
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