CNN  — 

A Palestinian man on a bulldozer was shot and killed as he tried to ram his way into an Israeli military base in the West Bank, officials said Thursday.

Israeli soldiers opened fire as the man approached a base near Aram, southeast of Ramallah, the Israel Defense Forces said.

WAFA, the Palestinian official news agency, reported the man had died.

A photo on the IDF spokesperson’s twitter account showed a bright yellow loader with its bucket raised, apparently having run into a truck.

A tweet from the IDF said the man had driven across a fence at the base.

CNN’s Michael Schwartz in Jerusalem and Hamdi Alkhshali contributed to this report.