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Bnei Brak terror

This is the third terrorist attack in one week.

By JNS.org

Five people are dead in a terror attack that took place around 8 p.m. in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, Magen David Adom confirmed.

The shooter was killed by police, but officers are scouring the area, as they believe that there may be another shooter at large.

“I call on the city’s residents to stay in their homes for the time being and wait for clear instructions from the security forces,” Bnei Brak Mayor Avraham Rubinstein said in an interview on Israel’s Channel 12.

Magen David emergency responders were on the scene.

“We heard the shots from the MDA station and went immediately in their direction,” said emergency responder Lipa Hirsch. “On Herzl Street, we noticed a 30-year-old man lying unconscious. He was out of breath and without a pulse with gunshot wounds.”

About 100 meters down the street, the responders found the second victim, a 40-year-old man in critical condition who was transfered to the hospital for further treatment. He later died of his wounds, too.

The other three dead people were found further up the street, he said.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will hold a security consultation at 10 p.m. with the participation of the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Internal Security, the Chief of Staff, the Chief of the Shin Bet, the Police chief and other officials, his office said.

This is the third terrorist attack in one week.

Seven days ago, an Arab Israeli influenced by ISIS opened fire in the southern city of Beersheba, killing four people. Over the weekend, two 19-year-old border police officers were killed in a shooting attack in Hadera.