One person was killed in a suspected terror attack at the Tomb of Simeon the just near east Jerusalem after a car drove into two crowds of pedestrians.

Police said that "a vehicle struck a number of people in Jerusalem. Emergency units (are) at two scenes treating injured."

Israeli radio station Army Radio reported that one of the victims in the attack died from their injuries.

At least 14 people were wounded in the attack by the driver, allegedly identified as Ibrahim al-Akri by the Islamic Jihad website, from the Palestinian Arab neighbourhood of Shuafat in East Jerusalem.

A picture of the alleged driver has been released by Israeli media outlets but the driver's identity could not be immediately verified by IB Times UK.

It is reported that, after driving into the pedestrians, the driver exited the car with a metal bar and proceeded to attack further pedestrians.

The driver in the incident was then shot dead by Israeli security forces, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed.

According to rescue unit chief Eli Bir, the driver hit several pedestrians at a bus stop before continuing to drive to the next junction where it drove into more pedestrians.

Tensions in the city have been running high after the shooting of right-wing Israeli activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick and the killing of his Palestinian shooter in a police raid.

Last month, an Arab-Israeli driver drove his car into a crowd of commuters at a light-rail station in the city, killing a three-month-old baby and injuring seven others. The driver was killed by Israeli security forces.

A spate of hit-and-run attacks have been conducted by both Israelis and Palestinians with a five-year-old girl killed last month after being run over by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank.