Gunman kills five in Israeli ultra-Orthodox town

Gunman kills five in Israeli ultra-Orthodox town

An Arab gunman killed at least five people in a Tel Aviv suburb on Tuesday, before he was fatally shot, the national ambulance service said.

Eli Bin, the head of the Magen David Adom emergency responders said, “We unfortunately have to note that five people have died.

“Another person suffered life-threatening injuries.”

Police said in a statement that, a man armed with an assault rifle had opened fire on passers-by in two different locations in Bnei Brak, in Tel Aviv’s east. He was shot by officers at the scene.

Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett said the country is gripped by a wave of murderous Arab terrorism and called an emergency meeting of top security officials.

The attack is the latest in a series of incidents that have raised security concerns in Israel. It came two days after a shooting in the city of Hadera that left two police officers dead, and a week after a stabbing in the southern city of of Beer al-Sabe in which four people were killed.

The United States said, it strongly condemned what it described as a terrorist attack in Bnei Brak, and noted the recent slew of incidents.

Al-Jazeera

Gunman kills five in Israeli ultra-Orthodox town

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