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One woman was killed in a shooting incident in central Beer Sheva near the Old City this afternoon. Five people were wounded in the attack, one critically.

The attack was apparently aimed at the nearby base of the Israel Defense Force's Southern Command. The base was not breached.

The attack was carried out drive-by fashion from a moving vehicle. Two terrorists were both killed by police and soldiers in a gun battle on the scene.

Israel Radio reported that security forces were searching for a possible third gunmen who was believed to have fled the scene and was dressed in an IDF uniform. There was no official confirmation of the report.

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The injured were taken to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva.