Soldier killed, 11 people wounded in Beersheba attack
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Soldier killed, 11 people wounded in Beersheba attack

Israelis standing outside the scene of shooting and stabbing attack at the Central Bus Station in the southern city of Beersheba, Oct. 18, 2015. (Meir Even Haim/Flash90)

Israelis standing outside the scene of shooting and stabbing attack at the Central Bus Station in the southern city of Beersheba, Oct. 18, 2015. (Meir Even Haim/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was killed and at least 11 people were wounded, at least two seriously, in a shooting and stabbing terror attack at the Central Bus Station in Beersheba.

Police said the Palestinian assailant stabbed a soldier and grabbed his M-16 rifle, then opened fire on the bus station. An Eritrean migrant, who according to early reports was taken for an assailant, was shot and seriously injured.

It is not known how the attacker entered the bus station in the southern Israeli city with weapons, since security guards are posted at all entrances.

Four of the wounded are police officers, according to police, and were taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.

Bus and train service to the area was suspended.

Palestinian protesters rioted Sunday evening in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Tulkarem, throwing rocks, firebombs and burning tires at Israeli soldiers and security officers.