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British tourist stabbed to death while travelling on train in Jerusalem

The victim was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but later died from her injuries.

Image: Mahmoud Illean/AP/Press Association Images

A BRITISH WOMAN has been stabbed to death in Jerusalem.

The woman, believed to be 25 years old, was travelling on a train near Tzahal Square when she was attacked by a man with a knife.

Police said the ‘terrorist was neutralised’ by an officer on the train, which was en route to the Old City where Christian commemorations were under way for Good Friday and Jews marked the week-long Passover holiday.

The victim was taken to hospital in a critical condition but later died from her injuries.

A spokesperson in the UK’s Foreign Office told BBC News it is “in touch with local authorities following an incident in Jerusalem on 14 April”.

Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet said the suspected attacker was a 57-year-old Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem.

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With reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

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