TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — Two police officers who were wounded earlier in the day during an attack at the Temple Mount complex, Jerusalem's holy site, have succumbed to their injuries, Israel Police Foreign Press Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Friday.
"Update to attack this morning in old city Jerusalem. 2 police officers died in hospital after being shot & critically injured by terrorists," Rosenfeld posted on his official Twitter page.
Update to attack this morning in old city Jerusalem. 2 police officers died in hospital after being shot & critically injured by terrorists— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) July 14, 2017
After three armed attackers opened fire at the Temple Mount complex, police pursued and killed the assailants.
The last time the Temple Mount complex closed off was after the 2014 assassination attempt on Yehudah Glick, an incumbent member of the Knesset, according to the Haaretz newspaper. The cancellation of Friday prayers has not been done since 2000, the newspaper added.