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Two separate vehicle attacks in Israel

Two separate vehicle attacks have taken place in Israel today. One person was killed and several injured when a car rammed into pedestrians in East Jerusalem earlier today.

Later three IDF soldiers were struck by a vehicle in the Gush Etzion area, south of Jerusalem, in a second attack.

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Driver shot dead after ramming pedestrians in Jerusalem

Israeli police shot dead a motorist who rammed several pedestrians before getting out of his vehicle and attacking others with a metal bar.

An ambulance service spokesman said eight people were injured by the driver, two of them critically.

Emergency services at the scene Credit: Reuters

The incident happened on a main road that runs between a predominantly Arab East Jerusalem and an adjacent ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood.

TV footage from the scene showed a badly-damaged white van Credit: Reuters

Israeli police said the driver appeared to be Palestinian from East Jerusalem and claimed it was a terrorist attack.

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