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4 soldiers killed in truck attack in Jerusalem

16 injured in ramming attack at Armon Hanatziv promenade; attacker, an East Jerusalem man, shot to death, according to the Times of Israel
4 soldiers killed in truck attack in Jerusalem

A truck rammed into a group of soldiers on a promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem, killing four young soldiers – three women and one man – in a vehicle-ramming attack on Sunday afternoon, police said, the Times of Israel reports.

Police chief Roni Alsheich called the incident a vehicular terror attack.

The soldiers were getting off a bus at a popular tourist spot in southern Jerusalem when a large flatbed truck ran into them.

At least 16 more people were injured, two of them very seriously, according to Jerusalem hospitals.

According to police, the terrorist accelerated as he struck the group. Eyewitnesses said that after the driver hit the soldiers with his truck, he put the vehicle in reverse and ran over them a second time.

Footage of the incident taken from a security camera showed the truck run into the group of soldiers as they stood next to a bus. The driver then attempts to turn the truck around and run over the group again as people scramble for cover.

The driver of the vehicle was gunned down by both soldiers and by a civilian guide, police said.