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Palestinian Authority/Gaza, June 16, 2017

Officer Killed in Jerusalem Terror Attack

Original source

Jerusalem Post

Authorities said Friday that a female Border Police officer died after succumbing to her wounds following a suspected coordinated attack carried out by three terrorists in multiple areas of the Old City in Jerusalem.

Hadas Malka, 23, was taken to the emergency care unit at nearby Hadassah University Medical Center following the attack. Hospital officials later pronounced her death after failing to save her life.

Police said that the suspects used an "automatic weapon and knives" during the assault.

Two individuals were also evacuated to Hadassah University Medical Center in moderate and light condition after sustaining wounds from the attack. The hospital said it was treating another patient for shock.

"We saw two wounded civilians near the Damascus Gate, a man of about 40 and a young man of about 22," an MDA spokesperson said in a statement.

"They were fully conscious and suffered from 'penetrating injuries'... We provided them with emergency medical treatment and evacuated them to the hospital with their condition being moderate and stable."

A police spokesperson said that the three terrorist were "shot and killed" following the attacks. Police added that at least one of the suspects used an automatic weapon and "opened fire" during the incident.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the event was a coordinated attack carried out by suspected Palestinian terrorists.

They were later named as 19-year-old Bara Ibrahim Muhammad Saleh; Adel Hassan Ahmad Anakush, 18; and Osama Ahmad Mustafa Atta, 19, according to statement released by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

All three, according to the statement, had "a background in terrorist activities," or were arrested by Israeli authorities before Friday's attack.

According to The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv, the first attack occurred near Damascus Gate at the entrance of the Old City when two assailants armed with knives attempted to stab members of a Border Police Unit, critically wounding the female officer.

Maariv added that one of the attackers also carried a homemade automatic weapon. The weapon jammed, however, before the assailant could cause more casualties.

The second attack reportedly occurred near Zedekiah's Cave, located in the Muslim quarter of the Old City. It remains unclear if anyone was wounded following the incident. The suspect was also shot and killed by authorities.

Police have blocked the area off and are currently investigating the situation.