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Body Found Off Israeli Beach Was Would-Be Bomber

Forensics experts Monday identified a body found off a beach in Israel as that of a British would-be suicide bomber who aided an attack that killed three people in Tel Aviv, police said. Initial indications were that Omar Sharif, 27, drowned but foul play was not ruled out, security sources said. Police said Sharif had planned to carry out a suicide bombing at the same time as Asif Hanif, a fellow Briton of Pakistani extraction who blew himself up Mike’s Place nightclub on the Mediterranean coast. Hanif, 21, went through with the attack on April 30 but Sharif fled after apparently failing to detonate his bomb. What happened to Sharif after that, and why he did not go through with the attack, is not clear. Police said Sharif’s mangled and decomposed body was found floating 500 yards out at sea on May 12. Full Story

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