Terror has again struck the Holy City with a shooting and stabbing attack carried out by multiple terrorists. The Times of Israel reports that the attack in Jerusalem's Old City has left two Israeli policewomen badly injured:
Two Israeli policewomen were wounded, one critically and another seriously, when three Palestinians shot and stabbed them outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday afternoon.
The three arrived at the scene armed with Carl Gustav rifles, knives and two pipe bombs, police said.
A team of border police spotted them and asked to see their identification papers. While one attacker withdrew his ID card, the others attacked the officers with guns and knives.
Jerusalem Police spokesman Assi Aharoni said that a far more deadly attack was thwarted through the fast response of security forces, who shot and killed the attackers moments after they opened fire.
“This is a combined attack, a serious attack, which was prevented by the vigilance of police at the scene,” a police spokeswoman said.