Two terrorists with automatic weapons opened fire at passersby at a bus stop near several restaurants in the northern Israeli city of Hadera, killing two and wounding six others, some critically. The gunmen were shot dead by police at the scene.

Two of the wounded were in serious condition, one was in moderate condition and three were lightly injured. They are all being treated at the Hillel Yaffe medical center in Hadera.

The victims were identified as Border Police officers Yezen Falah and Shirel Abukarat, both 19.

Abukarat, a resident of Netanya, enlisted in the force six months ago and is survived by her parents and a brother. Falah, a resident of the Druze village of Kisra-Sumei in northern Israel enlisted in the Border Police a year ago and is survived by his parents and a brother and sister.

“The soldiers fought with bravery, we share the sorrow and hug the families of the heroes Yezen and Shirel z’l who defended the citizens with their bodies and saved many lives,” a statement by the Border Police said.

They were described as “highly motivated young fighters who gave up their lives for the security of the people of Israel.”

Three police officers were among the wounded.

The police said that a unit of undercover officers was in the area at the time of the attack and neutralized the terrorists after a short firefight.

The attack comes less than a week after a terrorist murdered four in Beersheva, Israel.