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Attack on Bus in Jerusalem Leaves Two Dead, Three Injured

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:37:05 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- An excavator driver rammed into a public bus in Jerusalem on Monday, leaving at least three people wounded and two dead, including the driver of the construction vehicle.

According to Israeli police, the driver used the excavator to flip the bus on its side.

Police noticed the incident and responded quickly, shooting and killing the attacker.

Three people on board the bus were injured, including the bus driver. Another person was critically wounded after being run over by the excavator and later died.

The attacker's motive remains unclear. A police spokesman told ABC News they're considering the incident to be a terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, a short time after the bus incident, an Israeli soldier was shot and wounded near Hebrew University, also in Jerusalem. The assailant was riding a scooter and fled the scene. Police are investigating the attack.

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