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Tel Aviv shooting suspect 'killed'
Tel Aviv shooting suspect killed in northern Israel
2016-01-08 15:20:50 UTC
2016-01-08 15:55:17 UTC
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Israeli forces kill Arab wanted over deadly 1 January Tel Aviv bar shooting, security sources say An Israeli Arab wanted for shooting dead three people in Tel Aviv on 1 January has been killed by security forces in northern Israel.
This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. Nashat Melhem was tracked down to a mosque in his home town of Arara and killed in a gun battle, officials said.
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Police said Melhem, 29, was the gunman who killed two Israelis at a bar, then the Israeli driver of a taxi who picked him up after the attack.
Security camera footage showed a suspect taking an automatic rifle out of his backpack and then firing at least 15 shots at people in the street before fleeing the scene.
Alon Bakal, 26, who was a manager at the bar, and Shimon Ruimi, 30, were killed.
Police later found the body of taxi driver Amin Shaban in the north of the city.
Melhem's father, Mohammed, identified his son as the suspect and reported him to the police. Mohammed Melhem and several relatives have been arrested in connection with the case.