TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Three Israeli police guards were killed, and a fourth wounded, in an attack on an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, media reports said.

The Israeli army radio interviewed a resident of Har Adar, the illegal settlement near al-Quds (Jerusalem), who said the gunman had arrived with a group of Palestinian laborers and opened fire on paramilitary Israeli police guards.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett, reporting from al-Quds, said the gunman was shot dead after the attack.

"He was identified as a 37-year-old father of four from the nearby village of Beit Surik. The man, who reportedly carried a work permit for the settlement, approached the checkpoint at the entrance to Har Adar, when he opened fire on the guards," Fawcett said.

Har Adar is an upscale settlement west of Jerusalem.