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Djerba amok case
Date October 8, 1985
9:30 a.m.
Location(s) Djerba, Tunisia
Killed 5
Injured 11
Perpetrator Police Officer
Weapon(s) Pistol

On October 8, 1985 a policeman killed five people and wounded eleven others at the El Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia.[1][2][3][4]

The man fired with his pistol[5] at a crowd at the El Ghriba synagogue, during Simchat Torah prayers, he was supposed to protect. Among those killed were four Jews, two of them children, and among the wounded were at least three Muslims. He then tried to hijack a police car, killing a policeman who tried to stop him, and escape towards Libya, but was wounded and overpowered by his colleagues.[6] He was later convicted and confined in a mental institution.[7]

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