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Two police officers shot dead in Israel

International Desk
shot dead in Israel
Two gunmen killed two police officers on a city street in Israel and were then shot dead, as the US secretary of state and three Arab foreign ministers visited the country for a summit. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on its Telegram account.

The two assailants in Hadera, a city about 50 km (30 miles) north of Tel Aviv, were Arab citizens of Israel and sympathizers of the group, Israeli security officials said.

“We condemn today’s terrorist attack in Hadera, Israel,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote on his social media.

“Such senseless acts of violence and murder have no place in society. We stand with our Israeli partners and send our condolences to the families of the victims.”

The attack occurred five days after an Arab from southern Israel killed at least four Israelis in a stabbing and car-ramming spree in the city of Beersheba before he was fatally shot by a passerby.

Surveillance camera footage broadcast on Israeli television stations showed two men opening fire with assault rifles on a main street in Hadera, raising fears in Israel of a wave of such attacks.

Two members of Israel’s paramilitary border police were killed by the assailants, police said.

“The two gunmen were shot dead by police officers who had been dining at a nearby restaurant. Luckily, our officers managed to neutralize the assailants and prevent a bigger terrorist attack,” national police spokesman Eli Levy said.
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