BREAKING: Attack on Jerusalem synagogue; at least 4 killed

BREAKING: Attack on Jerusalem synagogue; at least 4 killed

At least four Jewish worshipers are dead, with at least four in critical or serious condition, in the wake of a terror attack at a crowded Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday morning, according to Israeli media reports. …

Israeli Police said two Palestinian terrorists entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue on Shimon Agassi St. in the city’s religious Har Nof neighborhood at about 07:00 a.m., opened fire with weapons and struck worshipers with a meat cleaver and knives.

Two police officers in the vicinity were able to shoot and kill the assailants. One policeman is in critical condition, in the wake of the attack, and unconfirmed reports said he has succumbed to his wounds.

Police have locked down the area, and ground units and helicopters are searching for a third accomplice, Israel Radio said. …

A police spokesman told Army radio that the two terrorists, cousins, were residents of the capital’s Jabal Mukaber neighborhood. One of the terrorists apparently worked at a nearby minimarket, according to reports. …

Hamas in Gaza took responsibility for the attack,  calling it “heroic.”

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