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Bomber blasts Israeli rail station hours after Palestinian govt formed

A Palestinian suicide bomber killed an Israeli when he blew himself apart at a railway station in northern Israel, only hours after Palestinian leaders agreed on a new government pledged to crack down on militant groups. The bomber was sent by a splinter group of Fatah, the mainstream faction co-founded by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his moderate prime minister-designate Mahmud Abbas. He blew himself up when 23-year-old security guard Alexander Kostyuk, checking passengers at the entrance of a newly-opened railway station in the town of Kfar Saba, tried to prevent him from passing, Israeli radio said. The guard’s attention was caught by the thick black overcoat the bomber was wearing despite high spring temperatures, the radio said. The Palestinian triggered his device at rush hour when the guard approached with his metal detector, killing both of them. Thirteen other people were wounded, according to a police toll, including a security guard who was preparing to relieve his colleague for the morning shift. Full Story

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