Breaking News: Police officer critically injured in coordinated shooting, stabbing attack in Jerusalem

Police officer critically injured in coordinated shooting, stabbing attack in Jerusalem

Border Police guard was severely to critically wounded on Friday in what appeared to be a coordinated shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.

 

At least two terrorists armed with knives attacked a group of Border Police officers at Damascus Gate, critically injuring a female cop.

One of the attackers also reportedly held a homemade sub-machine gun, Carl Gustav, which jammed. Both attackers were shot and killed.

The female officer, 20, was transferred to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in Jerusalem for treatment.

At the same time, at least one other attacker accosted passersby with knives at Zedekiah’s Cave nearby, injuring two people.

The victims in that attack appear to be lightly injured.

The attacker was killed but police say another assailant may be on the loose. Police were not yet confirming that a fouth attacker was being sought.

In the past year and a half the Old City, and the Damascus Gate in particular, have seen several attacks by Palestinians, and in one case a Jordanian national.

Read More: Times of Israel

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