Israel Police holds drill simulating mass casualty terror attacks in Haifa

November 3, 2009 19:55

Israel Police holds dril

The Israel Police, Home Front Command, and other emergency services held a drill on Tuesday simulating a mass casualty terrorist attack involving hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths at a Haifa mall. Magen David Adom paramedics, the Haifa Municipality, firefighters and the ZAKA Burial Society also participated. Some of the scenarios drilled during the exercise included a suicide bomber, a gunman spraying bullets in all directions, and a large car bomb. Five hundred and thirty one "casualties" - mostly injuries - were "reported" during the exercise. The "wounded" were evacuated to hospitals across the North in Magen David Adom ambulances and Air Force helicopters. The drill, which was overseen by Police Insp.-Gen. David Cohen, involved the police's Coastal and Amakim sub-districts.

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