Police chief: Over 1,000 teenagers were in targeted club

After south Tel Aviv terror attack, Danino says Border Police preparations "were extraordinary and prevented a big disaster."

August 29, 2011 05:27
Yochanan Danino.

Yochanan Danino 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Over 1,000 teenagers were inside the south Tel Aviv nightclub which was targeted in a Monday morning terror attack, Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said.

He said Border Police preparations "were extraordinary and prevented a big disaster."

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He added that police force would continue to be deployed in the coming weeks in its current form.

"The preparations are what allowed tens of officers to tackle the terrorist, who is now being questioned," Danino said.

Seven people were injured in the attack, when a terrorist from the West Bank carjacked a taxi and rammed it into a police road block protecting a Tel Aviv nightclub, before going on a stabbing spree.

Police said the terrorist, a Nablus resident in his 20s, entered the taxi near the beginning of Salameh Street, and hijacked the vehicle, stabbing the driver in the hand.

JPost.com staff contributed to this report

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