U.S. condemns attack in Jerusalem that left two Israelis dead

Relatives and friends mourn during the funeral of Israeli policeman Yosef Kirma, who was killed by a Palestinian assailant who fired from a car before being shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem, at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said it condemned the shooting spree in Jerusalem on Sunday that killed a pedestrian and police officer near Israel’s national police headquarters.

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place today in Jerusalem,” U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott