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Monday, September 22, 2008

Breaking: 13 Injured In Car Attack In Jerusalem, Driver Killed

At least 13 people have been injured in Jerusalem as a driver plowed his BMW into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem's Old City late Monday, with the driver of the car being shot and killed according to Associated Press.

Reports say the driver was a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem who was acting alone when he drove his vehicle into a group of soldiers, injuring 13 before a soldier shot and killed the driver.

According to Israel TVF the vehicle was registered to a resident of Jabel Mukaber, an Arab village inside the city limits.

Two of the 13 injured are reported to be in serious condition and the others suffered light wounds.

It was the third attack in Jerusalem in which vehicles have been used as weapons in recent months. In July, two Palestinians living in Jerusalem carried out separate attacks using heavy construction machinery that killed three people and injured several others. Both attackers were fatally shot by police and soldiers.

Reuters reports that a police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld, said, "A man in a vehicle struck a number of people in Kikar Tzahal. We can confirm it was a terror attack. The man was shot and killed."

Reuters figures show up to 15 people were injured.