Bulldozer Attack Kills 4 in Jerusalem

Palestinian overturns bus, cars; 44 injured
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2008 6:50 AM CDT
An injured Israeli woman is helped by a medic from a bus after it was rammed by a bulldozer in an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 2, 2008.   (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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(Newser) – A Palestinian man drove a bulldozer into traffic in Jerusalem, overturning a bus and several cars and killing four people. Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, before a police officer shot the attacker dead. A BBC reporter on the scene saw hundreds of citizens fleeing the scene.

"We can clearly say this is a terrorist incident," said a police spokesman, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Police said the attacker, who was headed toward a crowded market, held an Israeli ID card and had a criminal record. Jerusalem authorities have declared a state of emergency.