Hamas car bomb injures 13 Israelis

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The Independent Online

Hamas suicide bombers in two military-style Jeeps yesterday blew themselves up at a Gaza border crossing, wounding 13 Israeli soldiers.

The Israel Defence Forces said the vehicles were detonated after driving through a border fence on the Israeli side. Four Hamas militants, including two in an armoured vehicle accompanying the Jeeps, were killed in the 6am bombing – timed for the first day of the Jewish Passover holiday. In a second incident close to the kibbutz of Nirim, a tank detonated an armoured vehicle before it could reach the fence.

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