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IDF Soldier Stabbed to Death in Apparent Terror Attack

Last night, a young IDF soldier lost his life in an apparent terror attack in Israel. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that 19-year-old Ron Yitzhak Kokia was stabbed to death by two assailants as he waited at a bus station:

The 19-year-old Israeli stabbed to death at a bus station in an apparent terror attack in the southern city of Arad on Thursday night was an IDF soldier, the Israeli army said late Thursday.

The soldier, whose name was not initially cleared for publication, was later identified as Ron Yitzhak Kokia, of Tel Aviv. He was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

Kokia served in the Nahal Brigade, an infantry unit whose home base is located just outside Arad.

On Thursday night, police said officers were searching the area for two assailants who fled the scene and set up roadblocks and “heightened security measures” in the area. Helicopters were also taking part in the searches.

The fact that the victim of the soldier and eyewitness testimony, along with other evidence, led police to suspect that the stabbing was a terror attack...

Tags: IDF , Terrorism

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