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Seven people suffered gunshot wounds following a terrorist attack on Egged bus # 392 traveling south from Be'er Sheva towards Eilat from Mitzpe Ramon at midday Thursday (today).
Five of the injured were admitted to Eilat's Yoseftal Medical Center in serious condition, and two more with light wounds following the attack. All were conscious while being treated at the scene by Magen David Adom medics and during evacuation to hospital.
Three unidentified terrorists ambushed the bus near the Ein Netafim junction close to the Ovdat military base on Route 12 as it was traveling about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the Red Sea resort town.
The terrorists reportedly passed the bus in their vehicle, then stopped the car and opened fire at the passengers in the bus before escaping in their car, possibly back to the Sinai Peninsula, from where security sources speculated the gunmen had infiltrated across the border into Israel.