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Assailant kills 4 in stabbing attack in Beersheba, Israel

(JTA) — An assailant stabbed four people to death at a shopping mall in Beersheba, Israel, on Tuesday, in what Israeli authorities are describing as a terrorist attack.

The man injured at least one other person in the attack in the southern city on Tuesday, Israeli reports said.

The attacker exited his car at the mall and stabbed three women and a man to death before being shot to death by a bus driver. Police are searching for a suspected second assailant.

Kann News, a government-run news station, said the attacker was an Israeli citizen and a Bedouin, and that the Islamic Jihad terrorist group claimed responsibility.

Kann reported that there have been repeated calls by Islamist terrorist groups for knifing attacks on Israeli citizens in recent weeks. The Jerusalem Post reported that this was the third stabbing attack in Israel in a week.

The post Assailant kills 4 in stabbing attack in Beersheba, Israel appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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