/ Saturday, 21 September 2013

An Israeli soldier has been abducted and killed by a Palestinian man in the northern West Bank, Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency says.

The soldier was seized on Friday and his body found near the town of Qalqiliya on Saturday, it said.

A suspect — who Shin Bet said worked with the soldier — has been arrested.

The statement said he had confessed to killing the soldier in the hope that he could trade the body in exchange for the release of his imprisoned brother.

Shin Bet named the suspect as Nidal Ammer, 42-year-old Palestinian man.

More arrests are expected, it added.

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