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Death toll in Jerusalem synagogue attack rises to 5

November 19, 2014, 13:17 UTC+3

The police officer wouded in the attack died at hospital

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TEL AVIV, November 19. /TASS/. The number of victims of the synagogue attack in Har Nof, Jerusalem, had grown to five. It was announced on Wednesday by the representatives of the medical services in Israel.

The police officer died at Hadassh Hospital Tuesday night, after he received a gunshot wound in the head while pursuing two armed Arab terrorists who attacked the synagogue on Tuesday morning. Two police officers first arrived at the scene of attack and began the gunfight with terrorists, during which one policeman was wounded in the head. The attackers were killed by the police forensic expert who arrived at the shootout.

Jerusalem synagogue attack killed four rabbis. Three of the rabbis were Americans, and the fourth was Briton, although all held dual Israeli citizenship.

Israeli police said that the attack was carried out by two Palestinians from East Jerusalem. The attackers were armed with knives, axes and guns.

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