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No Russian nationals among Jerusalem terrorist attack victims — embassy

January 08, 17:19 UTC+3

Earlier on Sunday, four people were killed and 13 more were wounded in Jerusalem as a truck rammed passersby

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TEL AVIV, January 8. /TASS/. There are no Russian citizens among those killed or wounded in Sunday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem, press secretary of the Russian embassy to Israel Yevgeny Piskunov told TASS over the phone.

"There are no Russian nationals among those killed or wounded," he said.

Earlier on Sunday, four people were killed and 13 more were wounded in Jerusalem as a truck rammed passersby. Israel’s Haaretz Daily said that the truck driver, a resident of East Jerusalem, was shot dead. According to The Jerusalem Post, the truck rammed a group of young people who were getting off a bus.

Israel’s police said it was a terrorist attack.

The situation in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli confrontation aggravated in September 2015. Since then, more than 300 attack with the use of cold steel and firearms, explosive devises and transport vehicles have been reported in Israel and the West Bank. More that 40 Israeli citizens have been killed and about 500 have been hurt.

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