2 wounded in stabbing terror attack, 2 terrorists eliminated

A stabbing attack took place on Monday afternoon near Beit Horon, located to the northwest of Jerusalem in Samaria, inside a grocery store.

The two terrorists who conducted the attack were eliminated by a security guard. An improvised explosive was found shortly afterwards adjacent to the scene of the attack.

According to MDA, both victims suffered stab wounds to the upper body. The victim in critical condition is aged 23, while the moderately wounded one is aged 58.

The woman who was stabbed in the store was in serious condition and another woman was lightly wounded. Both women were transported to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood.

An improvised explosive was found shortly afterwards adjacent to the scene of the attack by security forces. A police bomb-squad member was rushed to the scene to dismantle the explosive, and residents were asked to stay indoors.

Shortly afterwards a second explosive, described as a pipe bomb, was also located.

Senior MDA medic Lior Levy said, “when we arrived on scene they led us to a woman in her 40s, she was unconscious and suffered stab wounds to her upper body. We put her in the emergency care vehicle and while giving her life-saving treatment started to evacuate her to the hospital, with her condition very serious.”

Another senior medic with MDA, Zevulun Keyti, said, “we reached a 58-year-old woman, she was fully conscious and suffered stab wounds to her upper body. While giving her medical treatment including stopping the bleeding, bandaging the wounds and providing fluids, we evacuated her to the hospital, as her condition was classified moderate.”

 

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