Three dead, others injured as gunmen open fire at Jerusalem bus stop


Three persons have lost their lives and 6 others injured with 5 of them in critical condition as two gunmen unleashed a hail of gunfire at a bus stop in Jerusalem.

First responders disclosed this on Thursday.

The attackers, armed with an M16 and a pistol, arrived at the scene in a vehicle and targeted civilians waiting at the bus station, according to Israeli police.

Swift action by security forces and a nearby civilian led to the neutralization of the assailants, who were residents of East Jerusalem.

Subsequent investigations revealed ammunition and weapons inside their vehicle.

Security camera footage broadcast by Israel’s Channel 12 captured the moments of the attack, showing the gunmen exiting a white car, brandishing firearms, and advancing towards the crowd.

The footage concludes with the attackers being confronted and taken down.

The gunmen are said to be brothers linked to Hamas terrorists and have both spent time in Israeli prison for terror offences.

Emergency services, including the Israeli ambulance service and Magen David Adom, promptly responded to the scene. Eight seriously wounded victims were evacuated to nearby hospitals.

Tragically, a 24-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man in critical condition, and another individual succumbed to their injuries.

The incident unfolded just as Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a truce for the seventh day, moments before its expiration.

The Israeli military announced the continuation of the temporary pause in fighting in the Gaza Strip

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