Jerusalem synagogue attack. Photo: 0404 News.
Five Jewish worshipers are dead, with at least four in critical or serious condition, in the wake of a terror attack at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday morning, according to Israeli media reports.
Initial reports said the number of casualties was lower.
Israeli Police said two Palestinian terrorists entered a synagogue in the city’s religious Har Nof neighborhood at about 07:00 a.m., opened fire with weapons and struck worshipers with knives and axes.
Police have locked down the area, and ground units and helicopters are searching for accomplices, Israel Radio said.
Police or security personnel in the vicinity were able to shoot the assailants. It is unclear if the two were killed in the attack.
This report will be updated as more details are confirmed.
Source:: The Algemeiner