Several People Reportedly Killed in Shooting in Hadera, Israel
18:08 GMT 27.03.2022 (Updated: 17:25 GMT 15.01.2023)
Israeli police said that there were two gunmen, both of whom have been killed.
Two Israelis were killed and six others injured in the Israeli city of Hadera following an attack by two gunmen, The Jerusalem Post has reported. Among those injured were two police officers who tried to neutralise the attackers, the media outlet said.
The gunmen were ultimately killed in a standoff with law enforcement. A reporter for Haaretz said that the assailants were neutralised by a Border Police unit that happened to be close to the spot where the attack took place.
"Luckily, our officers managed to neutralise the assailants and prevent a bigger terrorist attack", Israeli police spokesman Eli Levy stated in an interview with Kan TV channel.
Alleged footage of the attack in Hadera later emerged on social media, depicting two men armed with assault rifles and shooting in various directions.
The circumstances of the attack are yet to be investigated. There is no information regarding the identities of the assailants apart from early reports indicating that they were of Arab origin.
The assault by the gunmen comes amid a historic summit taking place in the Negev that marks the first time representatives of Israel, the US, and several Arab countries gather on Israeli territory. The summit is attended by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Morocco, Egypt, and the UAE.
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