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Israel: truck 'rams soldiers' in Jerusalem, casualties reported

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Israel: truck 'rams soldiers' in Jerusalem, casualties reported

<p>At least four Israeli soldiers have been killed, and thirteen wounded when a truck ploughed into a crowd in Jerusalem.</p> <p>Israeli police say it was a ‘deliberate attack’ on a popular promenade overlooking the walled Old City of Jerusalem.</p> <p>A bus driver who witnessed the events said on Israel Radio that the truck hit a group of soldiers, then the driver of the vehicle was fired upon. He then reversed over the soldiers. Local TV stations said the driver was killed, and footage showed bullet holes in the truck’s windscreen.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MDA?src=hash">#MDA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/paramedics?src=hash">#paramedics</a> are still deployed on the scene in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jerusalem?src=hash">#Jerusalem</a>, risking their own lives to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaveLives?src=hash">#SaveLives</a> of others!<br /> Watch how they do it: <a href="https://t.co/RmipnaxWxS">pic.twitter.com/RmipnaxWxS</a></p>— Magen David Adom (@Mdais) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mdais/status/818069085426778113">January 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MDA?src=hash">#MDA</a>: summary of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jerusaelm?src=hash">#Jerusaelm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/terror?src=hash">#terror</a> attack: 4 dead, 3 severely injured, 1 moderaly-severly, 9 lightly. Evacuated to Shaare Zedek & Hadassah</p>— Magen David Adom (@Mdais) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mdais/status/818080156388622336">January 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Israel Radio reported that the driver of the truck was Palestinian. However, his identity has not yet been confirmed.</p>