Sunday, January 08, 2017

Deadly Attack as Truck Rams Into Soldiers in Jerusalem

Four people were killed and 13 were wounded in Jerusalem on Sunday when a truck rammed into pedestrians near the Armon Hanatziv Promenade.

According to the police, the truck veered from its course along the promenade and rammed into a group of people getting off a bus.

Police chief Roni Alsheich described the truck-ramming as a terror attack. The assailant, a resident of East Jerusalem, was shot and killed, the police chief said, adding that there was no advance warning for the attack.

"You don't need more than two to three seconds to find a terrorist target. The soldiers at the scene reacted immediately and killed the attacker," the police commissioner said.

People were initially trapped under the truck. Among the deceased are three women and a man, all in their 20s. Among the wounded, three are in serious condition, one is moderate to serious condition, and nine are lightly hurt.

Video captures ramming attack in Jerusalem

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