Police officer critically injured in coordinated shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem


Police at the scene of a Palestinian attack near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, July 16, 2017
(Channel 2 screenshot)

Female Border Police guard stabbed at Damascus Gate, two more victims stabbed at Zedekiah’s Cave; assailants killed.

A police officer was severely to critically wounded on Friday in what appeared to be a coordinated shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.

At least two terrorists armed with knives attacked a group of Border Police officers at Damascus Gate, critically injuring a female cop.

One of the attackers also reportedly held a homemade sub-machine gun, Carl Gustav, which jammed. Both attackers were shot and killed.

The female officer was transferred to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in Jerusalem for treatment.

At the same time, at least one other attacked passersby with knives at Zedekiah’s Cave nearby, injuring two people.

The victims in that attack appear to be lightly injured.

The attacker was killed but police say another assailant may be on the loose.

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