The Israeli army says it has shot a Palestinian after he opened fire at Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint in the West Bank.

According to the army, a Palestinian car approached the checkpoint in the Jordan Valley and a gunman from inside the car opened fire at soldiers. The army says soldiers returned fire and "a hit was identified."

The army had no immediate comment on the gunman's condition. It says no soldiers were injured in the incident Friday.

The Jordan Valley is an area in the West Bank bordering Jordan.