Friday, January 8, 2016

Tel Aviv Gunman Shot, Killed in Northern Israel; Israeli Forces Sought Capture But Were Fired On

Nashat Milhem -- the gunman who killed three Israelis last week in Tel Aviv -- was shot and killed by Israeli forces today (January 8, 2016) in exchange of fire in northern Israel, according to the Times of Israel website.

He was located near his home in the Arara area. An initial report saying he was killed in a mosque was inaccurate.

Milhem was tracked down to the building where he was hiding out, spotted the armed forces encircling the building, and attempted to flee. During the chase, he opened fire on the forces, and was shot dead, Israeli security officials said.

The Israeli forces had sought to capture him alive, but were fired on by Milhem, who was using the same weapon he used for last week's shootings.

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