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Suicide Bomber Kills 15 On Bus in Northern Israel

A suicide bomber detonated a powerful explosive aboard a crowded bus in the residential hills of this Mediterranean port city Wednesday, setting off a fiery blast that killed at least 15 passengers, along with the bomber, and injured more than 40 in the first such attack in Israel in two months. Just after midnight this morning, Israeli military forces invaded a refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. Merkava tanks and AH-64 Apache helicopters opened fire on gunmen and civilians, killing 11 Palestinians, including a 60-year-old man, and injuring more than 140, according to witnesses. The suicide blast Wednesday tore off the roof of the bus, leaving it a twisted, charred wreck, and spewed blood and body parts across a wide boulevard. Workers using cherry pickers spent the afternoon removing body parts from the upper branches of nearby trees. On the pavement, black with soot from a smoky fire that engulfed the bus, rescue workers found dozens of dead and wounded people lying on a carpet of shattered glass, bloody clothing and other debris. Police said the bomb was packed with shards of metal, nuts and bolts to increase its deadliness. Full Story

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