Three Americans and one Briton killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Three Americans and one Briton killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the scene of this morning's synagogue attack. Picture: AP

The people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack are three American citizens and a Briton, Israeli police say.

Police said the victims were all immigrants to Israel and held dual citizenship.

A pair of Palestinian attackers burst into a synagogue during morning prayers with meat cleavers and a gun, killing four people before they were shot dead by police.

The attack occurred in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighbourhood, an ultra-Orthodox area with a large number of immigrants from Western countries.

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