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Israel: Four dead in knife attack

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At least four people were killed in Israel on Tuesday (March 22) in a stabbing attack in Beer Sheva, the main city in the southern Negev desert, Israeli rescue workers said in a report released at the end of the day. of day.

According to the available elements, a man arrived in a commercial area of ​​the city and attacked several civilians. The Israeli police confirmed the facts in a press release, adding to suspect a “terrorist” act.

According to the police, the suspect stabbed a woman who was at a gas station, then knocked down a cyclist with his car before continuing his race towards a nearby shopping center.

Once there, he got out of his vehicle to stab another woman and a man.

The “neutralized” assailant

Other civilians present on the spot opened fire in the direction of the assailant and “neutralized” him, added the Israeli police without specifying whether the man was still alive.

For their part, the rescuers of the Magen David Adom, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, reported at least one death at first, before raising the toll to three dead, indicated the door- spokesperson for the organization, Zaki Heller.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who had just returned from a summit in Egypt with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi and the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed, follows the latest developments in Beersheba in real time and is holding “consultations” with the public security minister and police chief, his office in Jerusalem said.

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