Israeli police say a Palestinian killed an Israeli in the West Bank and was later shot and detained by officers.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says that a "Palestinian terrorist attacked an Israeli civilian at a bus stop" at the Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank.

He says the Palestinian either stabbed or shot the Israeli man who died of his wounds at the scene Tuesday morning.

Rosenfeld says the Palestinian then shot at border police nearby who returned fire, wounding him. Officers detained the man and are investigating the incident.

The West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war from Jordan and claimed by Palestinians as part of their future state, has experienced a rise in violence lately but attacks like this one are rare.