Vanderbilt student, war veteran killed in terrorist attack in Israel

photo Taylor Force (Vanderbilt University/The Tennessean)
Vanderbilt University graduate student Taylor Force was stabbed to death Tuesday during a school trip to Israel, and U.S. officials say he was the victim of a terrorist attack.

University Chancellor Nick Zeppos announced in a letter that Force, a 28-year-old student at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, had been killed in a "stabbing attack" in Tel Aviv. Other students, faculty and staff on the trip were not hurt, Zeppos said.

Ten other people were wounded in the attack in Jaffa, an ancient port city that is now part of Tel Aviv, according to an early account from Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld. The attacker, who was identified as a Palestinian, was shot and killed, Rosenfeld said.

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