Palestinian medical sources in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported on Wednesday at night that two Palestinians were killed and several others were injured, some seriously, in an assassination attempt carried by the Israeli army.Mahdi Abu Ghazala, one of the leaders of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh, said that the attack targeted Sufian Qandeel, one of the leaders of the brigades, but he survived the attack.

One of the residents who were killed in the attack was identified as Mahmoud Fatayer while the second casualty remained unknown until the time of this report since his body was severely mutilated.

Several bystanders were injured, some seriously, medical sources in Nablus reported

The attack was carried out by detonating a wired jeep which was supposed to be used by Qandeel. Abu Ghazala stated that the jeep was send by Israel through a collaborator but the brigades suspected that it is wired and informed Qandeel

The explosion caused considerable damage to surrounding houses and stores and caused electricity blackout in the area.

The Israeli security claimed that it has no relation with the blast, and a military spokesperson stated that he knew of no Israeli operations in the area.

In a separate incident, Israeli forces invaded Beit Eeba town, south of Nablus, and fired rounds of live ammunition at several houses.