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    Car Terror Attack in Jerusalem Leaves One Dead, 13 Injured: Police

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    A man who earlier rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13, was shot dead by the police.

    TEL AVIV, November 5 (RIA Novosti) – Israeli police have shot dead a man who earlier drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing one and injuring 13 people, a source in the local police told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

    "It was a terror attack. A driver crashed into people, who were waiting for a tram. The terrorist was shot by the nearby border police," the police officer said.

    He added that the emergency vehicles took 14 people to hospitals and one person died as a result of injuries sustained.

    According to eyewitness reports, before being shot by police, the driver crashed into a tram stop, left his car and started beating people with a metal bar.

    A similar incident took place in Jerusalem in October, when a 3-month-old infant and a student from Ecuador were killed when a resident of one of the city's Arab neighborhoods crashed into a tram stop.

    The driver was also shot by a police officer as he tried to flee the scene.

    Israeli authorities later announced his connection with the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

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