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Car-Ramming Attack Injures Four Israeli Police; Assailant Killed at Kochav Yair Checkpoint

A car-ramming attack at an Israeli checkpoint injured four officers; the attacker was killed after attempting to stab other security forces.

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Car-Ramming Attack Injures Four Israeli Police; Assailant Killed at Kochav Yair Checkpoint

Car-Ramming Attack Injures Four Israeli Police; Assailant Killed at Kochav Yair Checkpoint

Four Israeli police were injured in a car-ramming attack at a checkpoint in the center of the country, police said Wednesday, adding that the assailant was killed after trying to stab other security forces. The 26-year-old attacker crashed into four police officers at a checkpoint in the town of Kochav Yair, which borders the occupied West Bank and sits northeast of Tel Aviv. The officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital, Israeli police said in a statement. The assailant was headed towards the Eliyahu Crossing between Israel and the occupied West Bank "where he attempted to stab security agents, who neutralized him," the statement said, adding that he died at the scene. The incident took place against the backdrop of Israel's deadly war on Gaza, which has killed more than 32,000 Palestinians.

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