Suicide bomber blows himself up at bus stop in Northern Israel

Jerusalem, Sept 18: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus stop in northern Israel, killing himself and injuring at least three people, police and TV reports said.

Jerusalem, Sept 18: A suicide bomber blew himself up
at a bus stop in northern Israel, killing himself and injuring
at least three people, police and TV reports said.

It was the first suicide attack in Israel in six weeks.

The blast went off during afternoon rush hour near the
Israeli Arab town of Umm el Fahm.

Witness Mohammed Akbariyeh said he was sitting in a
restaurant near the bus stop when the blast went off.

``Suddenly, we heard a huge explosion. The ground just
flew upward. We ran to the spot. We saw a police car which had
been damaged from the rear. One policeman wounded and another
man also wounded. The body of the terrorist was simply cut in
two,'' Akbariyeh told Israel radio.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

It was the first suicide attack since August 4 when a
bomber blew himself up on a bus, killing himself and nine
Israelis.

Bureau Report

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