IDF forces foil suicide bombing

Soldiers apprehend Palestinian woman with 4-kg. bomb-belt near Nablus.

August 6, 2006 08:16
explosive belt detonated 298.88

explosive belt 298.88. (photo credit: IDF [file])

IDF forces foiled a suicide bombing overnight after apprehending a Palestinian woman with a 4-kg. explosives belt near Nablus. During an army operation in a village near the West Bank city, the army spoted two suspected Palestinians taxis and initiated a chase during which the woman tossed the bomb belt out of the vehicle's window. Border police sappers detonated the charge while the woman and four other passengers were arrested and handed over to the Shin Bet for interrogation. A heightened state of alert was declared on Saturday after intelligence information received indicated that a suicide bomber might be en route to perpetrating an attack in central Israel. As part of the alert, police boosted its presence and set up roadblocks in the region.

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