October 9, 2016 / 3:55 PM / 2 years ago

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

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.

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

“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

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