Israeli police say 4 killed, 6 wounded in Jerusalem synagogue attack

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say four worshippers have been killed in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says six people were wounded in the assault, which was described as a “terrorist attack.”

Samri says two assailants entered the synagogue on Tuesday with knives, axes and guns and attacked worshippers. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police.

Samri said the attackers were Palestinians from east Jerusalem.

The violence comes amid high tensions in the city, with a wave of attacks by Palestinians on Israelis killing at least six people in recent weeks.

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