At least five people were killed on March 29 in armed attacks in the Orthodox town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv in Israel, rescuers said.
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“We had five injured in two different places in Bnei Brak, two of whom died”first declared Elie Bin, director of the Magen David Adom, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, on the waves of the Israeli channel Kan. The death toll then rose to five dead. Residents reported a man driving around and opening fire on passers-by. Israeli police later said the assailant was shot dead by security forces patrolling these areas.
Already two attacks claimed by the Islamic State this month
The person responsible for these attacks is currently unknown. Israel has recently been the target of several attacks claimed by the Islamic State. On March 22, a car-ramming attack left four dead, before two assailants killed two police officers on the 27th.
The city of Tel Aviv has already experienced several attacks, including a suicide bombing in the Dolphinarium nightclub in 2001. At the time, it was claimed by several groups who later recanted. 20 teenagers had been killed, 90 others injured.