Woman critically wounded in suspected terror attack

A young woman aged around 30 was murdered in a shooting on Monday night in Be'er Sheva. Initial reports said she was stabbed, but police later clarified that she had been shot.

The woman suffered critical wounds but later died of her injuries after being evacuated to the hospital.

The attacker fled the scene, and police are currently checking whether the incident was a terrorist attack or whether it was criminal in nature.

One of the witnesses who gave testimony to the police said the attacker was an Arab, reports Channel 2​. However, police say that the incident likely is criminal.

Magen David Adom (MDA) reports that the woman was wounded on Yerushalayim Boulevard in the southern city. She was found in her car, according to police.

Medics gave her treatment before evacuating her to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. The woman, who is a resident of Be'er Sheva, suffered penetrating wounds to the upper body.

While most of the current Arab terror wave that has been raging since last September has been focused on Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva has come in for its share of attacks as well.

Last October a lethal shooting and stabbing attack took place at Be'er Sheva's central station, committed by a Druze Arab citizen of Israel.

The terrorist, Muhaned Al-Okabi, murdered 19-year-old IDF soldier Omri Levy and wounded nine others in the attack before being killed. An Eritrean illegal immigrant was also killed by a Bedouin security guard, after being mistaken for an accomplice in the attack.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209050

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