Three Israelis killed, dozens wounded in terror attacks this morning

By October 13 2015, 10:55 Latest News No Comments

Bus terror attackThree Israelis have been killed and dozens injured as four terror attacks have rocked the country this morning.

Two men were killed and 14 injured in a combined shooting and stabbing attack against passengers on a bus in the neigbourhood of Armon Hanatziv, South Jerusalem, by two Palestinian men.

One passenger, aged 78, was pronounced dead on the scene, and another man later succumbed to his wounds in hospital. Three others suffered gunshot wounds in the attack, and 10 are receiving treatment in hospital.

Reports have also emerged that the attacker locked all doors of the bus so that passengers could not escape.

In a separate terror attack in Jerusalem, one person was killed and another wounded after a driver rammed into a crowd on Malchei Israel Street in the Makor Baruch neighborhood in the centre of the city. The attacker reportedly stepped out of the crashed vehicle and attempted to stab the wounded. The attacker was subdued by police, but was not killed.

In the central Israeli city of Ra’anana, one person was badly wounded and two lightly wounded in a stabbing this morning, and another person was lightly wounded in a separate stabbing attack in the area.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has announced that he will meet with security officials to discuss several measures in light of the recent terror attacks, and is reportedly considering closing off some neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem.

Also this morning, Israel closed the Erez Border Crossing between Gaza and Israel in light of a 200-person riot, about 100 meters from the border fence, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

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