A young Jewish settler rides a bicycle in front of the West Bank settlement of Susiya. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Jerusalem - An Israeli civilian was killed and two wounded in a shooting near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Monday, the army said.

“Fire was opened at Israeli civilian vehicles on route 35, near Hebron, and we're conducting widespread searches for the perpetrators... an Israeli civilian was killed in the attack,” an army spokeswoman told AFP.

A separate army statement added that two other Israelis were also wounded.