Three Israelis wounded in Jerusalem knife and gun attack: officials

A right-wing Israeli protester is removed by border policemen as he tries to block a street in Jerusalem during a demonstration against the killing of an Israeli couple October 2, 2015. (Reuters)

An assailant wielding a knife and gun seriously wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City Saturday, before himself being wounded by police, the Israeli emergency services said.

For their part, police simply said they had “neutralized” the assailant.

The attack comes amid high tensions in Jerusalem after clashes between police and Palestinians at the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound.

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