Two Palestinians opened fire on police officers in Jerusalem late Sunday, and were killed in the ensuing gunbattle, police said.

The gunmen, carrying automatic weapons, shot at a group of Border Police officers near the Old City’s Damascus Gate. The officers were receiving their nightly briefing before beginning patrols in the area.

The officers fired back, hitting one assailant instantly and beginning a pursuit after the second, who was still shooting at the officers. The second attacker was soon hit by police fire.

Both attackers were residents of the West Bank and were killed in the battle, police said. There were no injuries among officers or bystanders.

No explosives were found on the gunmen’s bodies or in the area, police said, after roping off the area over fears they could have been carrying bombs. Palestinian media reported that one Palestinian man was arrested in the area shortly after the incident.

The site was the scene of a fatal attack on February 3, in which Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was killed in a Palestinian shooting and stabbing attack. The attackers in that incident had carried pipe bombs to the site of the attack.

The Sunday shooting came on the tail end of a particularly bloody day that saw a significant uptick in Palestinian attacks, as a nearly five-month-old wave of violence seemed to return to full force, with five Palestinians being killed amid a series of attacks on Israeli targets.

Earlier Sunday night, shots were fired at a house in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, causing damage but no injuries. Security forces were investigating the incident and searching the area. A bullet penetrated the window of a residential home, according to initial reports. No injuries were reported.

The gunfire may have come from the nearby Palestinian village of Jalazoun, authorities said.

The gunfire followed three separate attempted stabbing attacks Sunday.

Earlier in the evening, Border Police officers thwarted an attempted stabbing near the Tomb of the Patriarchs shrine in the West Bank city of Hebron, police said. The alleged assailant, a Palestinian girl initially identified as 14 years old, was shot and critically wounded.

A Zaka volunteer and Israeli security forces stand next to the body of a Palestinian assailant shot dead following an attempt to stab border police at a checkpoint near Har Homa in the West Bank on February 14, 2016. (AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)

A Zaka volunteer and Israeli security forces stand next to the body of a Palestinian assailant shot dead following an attempt to stab border police at a checkpoint near Har Homa in the West Bank on February 14, 2016. (AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)

In the afternoon, a Palestinian man was shot and killed after trying to stab officers at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.

On Sunday morning, two Palestinian teens near Jenin in the northern West Bank were shot and killed after opening fire on security forces who were responding to reports of stone throwers in the area.