3 policemen injured in second terror attack in Jerusalem


A screen capture from a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in which three police officers were injured, one of them seriously. The assailant was shot dead. (Screenshot/Channel 2)
One officer seriously wounded by friendly fire as security forces shoot terrorist dead, two others moderately injured in stabbing assault near Damascus Gate

By Times of Israel staff

Three police officers were injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem Saturday afternoon by a Palestinian terrorist, the second such attack in the day.

One officer was seriously injured and the other two were moderately wounded in the attack near Damascus Gate in the Old City. The terrorist was shot dead by nearby security forces.

According to a police statement, two Border Police officers on patrol in the area noticed a Palestinian youth who aroused their suspicions. They approached him and asked for identification. The youth handed over his ID card, according to police, then pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the officers in the neck.

A nearby group of forces saw the attack unfold and opened fire, killing the attacker, but also accidentally hitting two other officers in the process, one of them seriously, according to the police statement.

The wounded officers were taken to hospital for treatment.

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