Jerusalem - Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday killing four Israelis, police said.
"There are four dead and six injured, among them two policemen," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.
The attack struck during morning prayers at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood in the southwest of the city.
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The two assailants were shot dead, she said.
"Two terrorists, apparently from east Jerusalem, entered a yeshiva (Jewish seminary) in Har Nof and attacked worshippers with axes and a pistol," she said.
"The two terrorists were neutralised," she added, using a police euphemism for killed.