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Gunman attacks Israeli gay centre

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A lone gunman has killed two people and wounded at least 10 at a gay support centre in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv before escaping.

Most of the victims were gay teenagers, who were meeting at the centre on Nachmani street when the gunman entered and started firing indiscriminately.

The black-clad man is still at large and police have ordered the temporary closure of all gay clubs in the city.

Yaniv Weizman, who advises the mayor's office on homosexual issues, said that the incident was a "big shock" in a "liberal" city.

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