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4 reported dead in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-18 15:24

4 reported dead in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

Israeli security personnel search a religious Jewish Yeshiva next to a synagogue, where a suspected Palestinian attack took place, in Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

JERUSALEM -- Four people were reported killed in an apparent terror attack at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem Tuesday morning, Israeli media reported.

A Magen David Adom spokesman said that there were at least 13 victims, some of whom are gravely injured.

"We are viewing this as a terrorist attack," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Two Palestinians, armed with axes and knives, entered the synagogue and began attacking worshipers. Both attackers were shot and killed, Channel 2 reported.

The ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighborhood sits at the Western edge of Jerusalem.

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