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Hamas says it ordered Britons' suicide mission

The Palestinian militant group Hamas admitted for the first time yesterday that it had sent two Britons on a suicide mission almost a year ago. It released video footage in which Asif Mohammad Hanif, 21, and Omar Khan Sharif, 27, criticise Israel and quote the Koran while holding a Kalashnikov rifle. The men are believed to be the first Britons to have been recruited for Israeli suicide bombings. Hanif, from Hounslow, west London, blew himself up at the entrance of Mike’s Bar, a popular tourist haunt on the Tel Aviv seafront, killing two musicians and a waitress. Sharif’s attempt to detonate his explosive belt failed and he escaped after a struggle with bystanders. His body was found in the sea close to the bar almost two weeks later. Full Story

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