Tel Aviv shooting: Three killed in shopping centre attack

Three people have been killed and six wounded in a
shooting incident at Israel’s largest indoor market, in
Tel Aviv.
Police said two attackers were in custody; one of them is
undergoing surgery in hospital.
The attack took place at Sarona Market, which houses shops
and restaurants.
Tel Aviv police chief Chico Edri called it a “pretty serious
terrorist incident” but said fears of a third attacker were
unfounded.
The attack took place at around 21:30 (18:30 GMT) in an area
which is close to Israel’s defence ministry and main army
headquarters.
Video footage showed crowds running from the scene and
ambulances arriving. Pictures showed upturned tables and
chairs at one restaurant.
One woman told Israel’s Channel 10 TV that she had been
celebrating her son’s birthday when she heard shots and
“immediately understood it was a terror attack”.
“We ran like lightning with the baby and the stroller,” Meital
Sassi said. “I yelled at people, who didn’t understand what
was happening, to run.”
“Two terrorists arrived at the complex and while firing, and
to our regret, nine people were injured to different
degrees,” Mr Edri said.
“Of the two terrorists, one was arrested and the other
wounded by gunfire. The weapons they were carrying have
been seized.”
Ichilov hospital, where the injured were taken, said three
critically wounded people had died.
It is not clear who carried out the attack. However, there has
been a rise in Palestinian attacks on Israelis since last year,
with a series of shootings, stabbings and car rammings.
The number of incidents has dropped in recent months.

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