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A terrorist from the Arab Israeli city of Tira, close to Kfar Saba, on Tuesday night ran over four police officers were in a ramming attack in Kochav Yair in central Israel.

A preliminary investigation found that the terrorist ran over the four police officers and then fled the scene.

After the ramming, the vehicle arrived at a crossing near Alfei Menashe. The terrorist got out of the vehicle and tried to stab security guards who were stationed at the crossing. The security guards shot the terrorist and killed him.

Initially it was believed that a second terrorist was in the vehicle as well, but searches by police forces ruled out the involvement of a second terrorist.

Magen David Adom reported that one of the police officers who were rammed was seriously injured, another policeman was moderately injured and two were lightly injured.

The injured officers were evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva and Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.