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Militants' Blast Kills 2 Palestinians by Israel Checkpoint

A Palestinian bomber detonated explosives 200 yards from a busy checkpoint at the northern edge of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing two Palestinian passers-by and wounding about 20 people, including 6 Israeli border police officers, 3 of them seriously.The last attack inside Israel was on July 11, when a bomb planted next to a bus stop in Tel Aviv killed an Israeli soldier and wounded five other people. The last suicide bombing inside Israel was in mid-March, in the southern port city of Ashdod; it killed 10 Israelis. Israeli officials said that an hour before the late afternoon explosion, they had hard intelligence that at least one Palestinian bomber was headed toward Jerusalem. The police and army went on high alert and set up additional checkpoints near the Kalandia crossing, which thousands of Palestinians use every day on the way to work in Jerusalem.Full Story

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