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Bystander Mistaken for Terrorist Is Shot, Beaten by Israel Mob

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    Bystander Mistaken for Terrorist Is Shot, Beaten by Israel Mob
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    Israeli police stand by the shrouded body of Palestinian attacker in Beersheba, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.

    An Eritrean man was shot and then beaten by mob that mistook him for an assailant as a terror attack unfolded in southern Israel, officials said Monday, NBC News reported.  

    One Israeli soldier was killed and several others were wounded when gunshots broke out late Sunday night in a bus station in the city of Beersheba. Officials initially said there were two gunmen — one had been killed, the other wounded and captured.

    Police said Monday that Abtum Zarhum — an Eritrean national in his 20s — was shot by a security guard who mistakenly thought he was a terrorist, then beaten by Israelis in the bus station. Zarhum later succumbed to his wounds, and police said an investigation is underway to bring those who beat him to justice.