Israeli security forces on Monday found and disarmed a small improvised explosive device that had been planted along a northern West Bank highway, the army said.

The foiled roadside bombing came days after an IED that had been planted next to a natural spring in the central West Bank was triggered by terrorists as an Israeli family visited the site, killing a teen girl and seriously injuring her father and brother.

On Monday afternoon, a military tracker spotted a suspicious object along the Route 555 highway near Nablus, between the Itamar and Elon Moreh settlements. The highway was closed to traffic, and police sappers were called in to investigate, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Upon inspection, the sappers determined that the object was an IED and disarmed it.

“Following the neutralization, which was carried out with a robot, it was indeed verified that this was an improvised explosive device that was made out of a fire extinguisher,” police said.

The relatively small device did not appear to be of the same variety as the larger bomb used in last week’s attack.

The Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security service and Israel Police have been searching for the bombers since the Friday attack, setting up roadblocks, collecting surveillance camera footage and detaining suspects.

Read more at Times of Israel

Related Articles:

Iranian operative charged with plotting to assassinate member of Trump administration

The US Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against an Iranian operative for an alleged plot to assassinate former Trump administration national security adviser John...

BBC and Guardian contributor outed as Palestinian terror supporter who wants Jews ‘killed like Hitler did’

A contributor to the BBC, Guardian, New York Times and other publications has deleted his social media accounts after being found to have posted vile antisemitic messages,...

WATCH: Israeli soldier and Palestinian children’s dance battle goes viral

A dance-off between an Israeli soldier and two Palestinian children went viral on TikTok after being posted on Tuesday. The video entitled "The Israeli/Palestinian conflict...

Iran pushing PIJ for more violence in Gaza, Israeli Defense Minister warns

Iran is driving the escalation of violence against Israel from the Gaza Strip, Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned, saying that the Islamic Jihad terror organization “has an...

Two Israelis killed in UK hit-and-run incident; family members injured

Two Israelis were killed and three people from the same family were injured, including two children in a hit-and-run incident at the English seaside town of Ramsgate.The incident...

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK