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Israeli police says bus bombing was suicide attack by Hamas militant

AFP , Thursday 21 Apr 2016
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An Israeli police forensic expert works at the scene after a blast on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel, April 18, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)
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Israeli police said Thursday that a bus bombing this week in Jerusalem that wounded 20 people was a "suicide attack" by a young Hamas militant.

The bomber, a 19-year-old from Beit Jala near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, died from his wounds on Wednesday.

Hamas had previously said the man was a member of the group and that he had carried out the attack.

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