Guns N' Roses scraps Jerusalem visit ahead of Tel Aviv gig after shooting attack

Singer Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs on May 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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The group landed in Israel Friday morning ahead of a Tel Aviv concert Saturday night

American hard rock band Guns N' Roses landed in Israel Friday, but according to Israeli media reports, cancelled a visit to Jerusalem following a shooting attack that left two Israeli police officers dead Friday morning.

The band is slated to headline a show in Tel Aviv Saturday night.

Frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McGinn were supposed to land at Ben-Gurion Airport last night and planned to tour the historic city the next day, according to Ynet.

They initially postponed the visit but decided to cancel due to the current security situation in the Old City.

The Temple Mount compound and the surrounding area was closed off by security forces after three Israeli-Arabs opened fire on police officers early Friday. Three were injured, two later succumbing to their wounds. The three assailants were shot dead.


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