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  אב 18, 5771 , 18/08/11

Three Eilat Attackers were Suicide Bombers

Three of the terrorists who attacked near Eilat on Thursday wore suicide bomb belts, the IDF has found. Only one managed to detonate before being killed.

The first terrorist detonated near a bus full of passengers. However, the quick-thinking driver had sped away the minute the terrorists began firing, preventing a more serious attack.

The second terrorist then fired an anti-tank missile at a civilian car, murdering all four people inside. Golani soldiers responding to the attack managed to run him down with their car, killing him. A third terrorist then fired on the soldiers, killing one. The surviving soldiers fired back and killed him.

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