JERUSALEM – An Israeli soldier was stabbed to death in the southern Israeli city of Arad, the Israeli army said on Friday, describing the assault as a terror attack.
Ron Isaac Kukia, 19, was killed on Thursday night while waiting at a bus stop near a shopping mall in Arad.
“Yesterday evening, an IDF soldier was stabbed to death in a terror attack in the city of Arad in southern Israel,” the Israeli Defense Forces tweeted.
Additionally, an army spokeswoman told EFE the attack was being investigated by the Israeli police, giving no further information on the identity of the perpetrator.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed on Twitter that the search for the assailant was ongoing.