4 dead, 6 wounded in 'terrorist attack' on Israeli restaurant, police say

By Doug G. Ware   |   June 8, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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Video: Arutz Shiva TV

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 8 (UPI) -- Four people were shot dead and several others were wounded at an Israeli restaurant late Wednesday after two Palestinian gunmen suddenly opened fire, authorities said.

Investigators said the gunmen were posing as patrons in the popular Tel Aviv cafe. Both men, who police said are cousins from Yatta, were arrested.

Four people died from their wounds and at least six others were injured in what authorities are classifying as a terrorist attack.

Video footage of the shooting was broadcast by Israeli news agency Arutz Shiva.

Four of the six wounded were in "moderate" condition and the other two were listed in "light" condition, Israeli news agency Haaretz reported.

The shootings occurred in and around the Sarona district, an entertainment and shopping complex in central Tel Aviv.

One of the gunmen was taken to the hospital, in custody, but the extent of his injuries wasn't initially known.

Wednesday's attack was one of the deadliest since Palestinian militants began a wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank last fall.

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