Beersheba suicide bombing foiled

Rafah resident infiltrated through Sinai and intended to detonate explosives in a crowded place.

September 12, 2007 17:05
298; gunman in Rafah

prc popular resistance. (photo credit: AP [file])


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Security forces arrested a Popular Resistance Committees member on his way to commit a suicide bombing in Beersheba, security officials announced on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Rafah resident said he had reached Israel through Sinai from the Gaza Strip and was instructed to detonate his explosives in a crowded place. The alleged terrorist will be indicted next week. On Sunday, A Palestinian boy carrying three explosive devices was apprehended at a checkpoint outside Nablus. According to the IDF, the boy had planned to transfer the explosives to a suicide bomber, who was to blow himself up in Tel Aviv in the next few days.

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