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Three killed in Israel after gunman opens fire outside Jerusalem, police suspects terror attack

Jerusalem: Israeli police and medical services say an attacker has opened fire at the entrance to a town outside Jerusalem, killing three Israelis.

 Three killed in Israel after gunman opens fire outside Jerusalem, police suspects terror attack

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Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the attack took place early on Tuesday just outside the community of Had Adar.

There was no word yet on the identity of the attacker but Rosenfeld says it's being treated as a terrorist attack. The Magen David Adom medical service says a fourth Israeli is in critical condition.

Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 48 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shooting and car-ramming attacks.

During that same time, Israeli forces have killed over 255 Palestinians; Israel says most of them were attackers, others died in clashes with Israeli forces. Most of the attacks have been stabbings against security forces, primarily in the West Bank.

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Updated Date: Sep 26, 2017 11:20:22 IST

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