Guard Stabbed in Apparent Terror Attack Near Jerusalem

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A guard at a security checkpoint near Maaleh Adumim was stabbed by a Palestinian in a suspected terror attack. 

JERUSALEM — A guard at a security checkpoint near Maaleh Adumim outside of Jerusalem was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in a suspected terror attack.

The attacker fled toward the nearby Arab village of Kfar Azriya after the Tuesday afternoon stabbing. Police are searching for the assailant in the area. The guard shot at his attacker as he fled.

The guard is hospitalized in moderate condition, according to Israel Police.

The attack comes a day after two terror attacks in Jerusalem in which one person was killed and another was seriously injured.