Three wounded in terrorist attack near Temple Mount; assailant killed

Three police officers were wounded in a terrorist attack in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday morning, according to the Israel Police.

The incident began shortly after 9 a.m., when a suspicious individual was stopped for questioning, police said in a statement. During the questioning, the suspect drew a knife and stabbed one of the officers in the upper body, at which point the other two officers opened fire, neutralizing him.

The assailant, identified by the Israeli media as Bader Amer, was later pronounced dead.

Two of the officers suffered minor injuries and were treated in the field, while a third was evacuated to hospital with light to moderate wounds, according to police.

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