The terrorist assault began at around 22:45 when a truck bomb was detonated next to the crossing. This blew a hole in the border fence allowing the three gunmen to cross into the Israeli side. Armed with hand grenades and AK-47 assault rifles the men attacked civilian workers, killing six and injuring five. Israeli troops cut short the attack and engaged the terrorists in a firefight, killing all three.
Two Arabs were among the six killed.
|The funeral of 51-year-old Herzl Shlomo, one of the Karni attack victims|