A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus at the at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem Sunday, killing at least four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the truck veered off course and rammed into the group.
“It is a terrorist attack, a ramming attack,” she added.
Samri said the attacker was shot dead.”They shot him, until they neutralised him,” said the bus driver, who gave his name only as Moshe. Israeli TV stations said the driver was killed, and footage showed bullet holes in the truck’s windscreen.
Police said the dead, three women and one man, were all in their twenties.
An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck ploughed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reversed direction and ran over them again.
Israel Radio reported the driver was a Palestinian but did not immediately give his name.
A wave of Palestinian street attacks, including vehicle rammings, has largely slowed but not stopped completely since it began in October 2015.