The Latest: Eritrean migrant dies after being mistakenly shot in Israel bus station attack

The latest developments in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence (all times local).


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An Israeli hospital official says an Eritrean migrant shot during an attack on a bus station has died of his wounds.

Soroka Hospital spokeswoman Sharon Edri says the migrant died of his wounds late Sunday. Israeli officials say an Israeli soldier was also killed and several others hurt in the attack carried out by an Arab attacker armed with a gun and knife.

Israeli police said officers at the bus station mistakenly opened fire on the Eritrean man during the attack, apparently thinking he was an assailant. Security camera footage of the incident on Israeli news sites showed an Israeli security guard shooting the man as he crawled on the ground. Israeli news sites said the man was kicked by bystanders as he lay in a pool of blood.

About 34,000 Eritreans migrants are in Israel. They say they are fleeing persecution and conflict and seek refugee status.