Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

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A Palestinian man has been shot dead after trying to attack Israeli troops at a West Bank checkpoint

A Palestinian man has been shot dead after trying to attack Israeli troops at a West Bank checkpoint, Palestinian security officials said.

They said the man was a worker in his 20s who was blocked by troops from passing through a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley. They said he tried to attack troops with a bottle and then was shot.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

The Palestinian officials spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been released.

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