British bombers 'smuggled explosive inside the Koran'
The two British Muslims who attacked a Tel Aviv bar last Tuesday, killing three Israelis, smuggled sophisticated explosive material from abroad inside a copy of the Koran, the Israeli Defence Minister said yesterday. Shlomo Mofaz told his cabinet colleagues that Asif Mohammed Hanif, 21, and Omar Khan Sharif, 27, initially crossed the Allenby Bridge from Jordan, then made their way to Gaza, where they were said to have had contacts in Hamas. Investigators suspect they may have received training in Syria. With their British passports, they entered through a tourist gate, where security checks are less rigorous than at the gate used by Arabs, the minister said. They enjoyed the same privilege when they crossed from Gaza into Israel on their lethal mission to Tel Aviv. Full Story