TEL AVIV, Israel (AFP) –Two Palestinians opened fire at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot near Israel’s military headquarters on Wednesday, killing four people in one of the worst attacks in a months-long wave of violence.
The shooting spread panic, and video posted on social media showed a uniformed officer firing a handgun, though his target could not be seen.
Police said one of the attackers was arrested, while the other was wounded by gunfire and undergoing surgery. Five people were wounded in addition to the four killed at the Sarona Market in Israel’s commercial capital, police said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the scene of what he called the “cold-blooded terrorist murder” after returning from a trip to Moscow and conferred with senior colleagues, including newly installed defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, Netanyahu’s office said in a statement early Thursday.