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Jerusalem Truck Attack Kills Four

Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were reportedly killed.
January 7, 2017, 2:15pm

A man driving a truck plowed into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing at least four and leaving more than a dozen wounded in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an "unprovoked terrorist attack." Although no group had claimed responsibility, Netanyahu is pointing a finger at the Islamic State.

If he turns out to be correct, Sunday would mark the second time that IS has inspired an attack in Israel.

Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were reportedly killed. The attack took place as a group of soldiers were touring the Armon Hanatziv promenade, an observation post in a disputed neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Graphic footage shows a speeding truck driving into a crowd of soldiers as they get off a bus, sending people flying through the air.

The truck then backs up in an attempt to again run over people.

"I saw the truck plowing into us," Eitan Rod, the group's guide, told Israel Army Radio. "After a few rolls on the grass I saw the truck start to reverse and then I already understood that this was not an accident. I felt that my pistol was still on me, so I ran up to him and started emptying my clip. He went in reverse and again drove over the injured."

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