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Several casualties in shooting attack near Jerusalem holy site


The sun sets over Jerusalem's Old City on July 8, 2017, as seen from the Mount of Olives.

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The sun sets over Jerusalem’s Old City on July 8, 2017, as seen from the Mount of Olives.

Three attackers opened fire near Jerusalem’s holiest site on Friday, wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before they were killed, Israeli police said.

Army Radio said the shooting took place near the sacred site known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.

Police said the three attackers were killed by security forces. The Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom said two of the Israelis wounded were receiving life-saving treatment.

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