Shooting kills at least 5 in Israel, paramedics say


Israeli paramedics say at least five people were killed in a shooting in the central town of Bnei Brak, east of Tel Aviv, on Tuesday.

The circumstances of the incident were not immediately clear. The shooting came two days after a shootout in the town of Hadera that left two police officers dead, and a week after a stabbing attack in the southern city of Beersheba in which four people were killed .

The attacks raised fears of further violence.

Police said Tuesday’s shooting took place at two locations, apparently by a gunman on a motorcycle.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for two attacks last week, in which the attackers were killed.

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