Five Killed in Jerusalem Terrorist Shooting Attack

Israeli security forces at the scene of a terrorist shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Neve Ya’akov neighborhood on Jan. 27. Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90 via

Five people were killed and several others injured in a terrorist shooting attack on Friday in Jerusalem’s Neve Ya’akov neighborhood, according to police and medics.

Police said one terrorist was shot and neutralized, with a manhunt underway for possible additional assailants.

A huge force was dispatched to the scene of the attack, which took place at a synagogue in the Israeli capital.

“This is a serious and complex attack with a large number of victims,” said Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai. “We are currently conducting searches in the area to rule out the possibility that there are more people involved who are walking around freely. The terrorist was neutralized by a police officer and a volunteer, preventing a larger attack.”

According to reports, at least one terrorist opened fire “for several minutes” inside the Jewish place of worship before forces arrived.


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