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Four Killed In Jerusalem Truck Attack On Israeli Soldiers

At least four people are dead after a Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of soldiers Sunday in Jerusalem.

The soldiers were getting off a bus at a popular tourist spot in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood when the man rammed into the crowd. The bus driver told Times of Israel that the man in question plowed through the crowd before reversing over them when soldiers opened fire. The attacker was “neutralized” at the scene of the attack.

Three women and one man, all in their twenties, are confirmed dead. At least 15 soldiers were injured, some of them seriously.

Police immediately ruled it a terror attack.

“To our dismay, there is no limit to the cruelty of the terrorists who are willing to use any means possible to murder Jews and to damage the daily life of Israel’s capital,” said Nir Barkat, Jerusalem’s mayor, according to Jerusalem Post. “Those who incite and fan the flames and those who support terror must pay a heavy price. I call on the residents of Jerusalem and the country at large to be alert and, despite this difficult terror attack, to carry on with your daily routines and do not let terror win.”

Islamic State has been calling on its supporters to carry out truck attacks in recent years. (RELATED: Reminder: ISIS Has Been Calling For Truck Attacks For Years)

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian man, killed 86 people July 14 when he drove a truck through a crowd in Nice.

Anis Amri, a Tunisian refugee in Germany, killed 12 when he attacked a Christmas market Dec. 19 in Berlin.

Thirty-five Israelis have been killed in knife, gun and car attacks by Palestinians since October 2015, according to BBC.

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