Three Arab-Israeli gunmen opened fire at police near Jerusalem’s holiest site on Friday, killing two Israeli policemen, before security forces killed the attackers.
The gunmen arrived at the Temple Mount and walked towards one of the Old City gates nearby.
“When they saw policemen they shot towards them and then escaped towards one of the mosques in the Temple Mount compound,” police spokeswoman Luba Simri said. “A chase ensued and the three terrorists were killed by police.” Three firearms were found on their bodies.
Mobile phone video footage aired by Israeli media showed several policemen chasing a man and shooting him down at the site, which is a popular place for foreign tourists to visit. Israeli authorities are still working to identify the attackers.
Magen David Adom said a third policeman was lightly wounded in the incident.
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