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Suicide Bombers Spark New Airline Fears

Israeli officials fear that two Britons involved in a suicide bomb attack on a Tel Aviv bar last week smuggled a new kind of explosive – which is more difficult to detect – on board a flight to Israel. The pair smuggled plastic explosives into Israel from Jordan inside copies of the Koran, London’s Daily Telegraph reports Israel’s Defence Minister Shaoul Mofaz as saying. Israeli officials investigating how Hanif and Sharif were able to penetrate tight border controls suggested that they could have used a new kind of explosive that is more difficult to detect, according to the telegraph. Israeli newspapers have dropped hints about the use of “an unfamiliar substance” in the attack on Mike’s Place seafront bar last Wednesday, in which three Israelis and a suicide bomber were killed and dozens injured. Mofaz told the Israeli cabinet that the Britons probably obtained the explosives in Jordan or Syria and entered Israel from Jordan several weeks ago. Full Story

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