Report: Israeli Soldier Stabbed to Death at Bus Station in Apparent Terrorist Attack

NAHARIYA, ISRAEL - AUGUST 03: An ambulance driver waits in front of the emergency room of the Nahariya hospital August 3, 2006 in Nahariya, Israel. On July 28th a Hezbollah missile landed on the fourth floor crippling a wing of the Nahariya hospital. Patients were moved to its bomb-proof basement …
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The Times of Israel reports:  The 19-year-old Israeli stabbed to death at a bus station in an apparent terror attack in the southern city of Arad on Thursday night was an IDF soldier, the Israeli army said late Thursday.

The soldier, whose name was not initially cleared for publication, was later identified as Ron Yitzhak Kokia, of Tel Aviv. He was posthumously promoted to sergeant. Kokia served in the Nahal Brigade, an infantry unit whose home base is located just outside Arad.

On Thursday night, police said officers were searching the area for two assailants who fled the scene and set up roadblocks and “heightened security measures” in the area. Helicopters were also taking part in the searches.

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