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Four dead, 15 injured in Jerusalem truck ramming attack

Witnesses said the attack plowed his truck into the group before reversing over injured victims.

By Brooks Hays
Israeli police and army personnel gather at the site of a truck ramming attack on Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem. Photo by Jim Hollander/European Pressphoto Agency
A member of the ZAKA volunteer emergency team stands by a covered body at the scene of a truck ramming attack on a group of soldiers at the Armon Nanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, Israel, January 8, 2017. At least four soldiers were killed and another 15 wounded in the attack carried out by an Israeli Arab from East Jerusalem who had been released from Israeli prison. The driver was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Members of the ZAKA volunteer emergency team cover bodies at the scene of a truck ramming attack on a group of soldiers at the Armon Nanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, Israel, January 8, 2017. At least four soldiers were killed and another 15 wounded in the attack carried out by an Israeli Arab from East Jerusalem who had been released from Israeli prison. The driver was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Members of the ZAKA volunteer emergency team cover bodies at the scene of a truck ramming attack on a group of soldiers at the Armon Nanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, Israel, January 8, 2017. At least four soldiers were killed and another 15 wounded in the attack carried out by an Israeli Arab from East Jerusalem who had been released from Israeli prison. The driver was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the scene of a truck ramming attack on a group of soldiers at the Armon Nanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, Israel, January 8, 2017. At least four soldiers were killed and another 15 wounded in the attack carried out by an Israeli Arab from East Jerusalem who had been released from Israeli prison. The driver was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Four people, three women and one man, were killed when a suspected terrorist plowed a truck through a group of soldiers on Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem.
More than a dozen others were injured in the attack. One report suggested 15 were injured. Another claimed 13 were hurt, three with serious injuries.
"It is a terrorist attack, a ramming attack," a police spokeswoman said on a radio broadcast in Israel.
The perpetrator was quickly killed by a barrage of bullets unleashed on the truck by soldiers unharmed by the attack.
Witnesses said the attacker plowed his truck into the group before reversing over injured victims.
"Those who incite and fan the flames and those who support terror must pay a heavy price," Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat told reporters. "I call the residents of Jerusalem and the country at large to be alert and despite this hard terror attack to carry on in your daily routines, and do not let terror win."
Since October of 2015, at least 35 Israelis have been killed in terror attacks carried out by Palestinians. More than 500 have been wounded in attacks. The majority of the attacks involved stabbings and car-ramming incidents.
During the same period, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces. Israel claims the majority of those killed were assailants.
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