Israeli police officer critically injured in Jerusalem stabbing, 2 attackers killed


Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City after a stabbing attack in May 2017. (Flash90)

(JTA) — An Israeli policewoman was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Two assailants attacked a group of officers with knives on Friday at the Damascus Gate, The Times of Israel reported. Both were shot and killed. One of the attackers reportedly was holding a gun, but it jammed.

The injured officer, 20, was taken to Hadassah Hospital’s Mount Scopus campus.

Simultaneously, at least one assailant was killed after attacking passers-by at the nearby Zedekiah’s Cave. Two people were injured in the attack, according to The Times of Israel.

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