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    Four Israeli Officers Wounded in Knife Attack on Police Station in Jerusalem

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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - A knife-wielding man injured four Israeli security officers at a police station in Jerusalem, the Israeli police foreign press spokesman said on Thursday.

    "[Four] policeman injured lightly in attack this evening. Terrorist with knife entered a Jerusalem Police station. Terrorist captured by officers," Micky Rosenfeld wrote on Twitter.

    The police spokesman said late on Wednesday that a knife-wielding man had entered the police station in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood and attacked the security officers after which he was detained by the authorities.

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    The initial number of the injured police officers, reported by Rosenfeld late on Wednesday, was two people.

    Armon Hanatziv has repeatedly been a site of attacks on Israeli security officers. In one of the high-profile cases in 2017, a ramming attack on Israeli soldiers in the area left four people killed and 15 others wounded.


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