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  Adar 4, 5772 , 27/02/12

Official: IDF Thwarted Possible Terror Attack Last Week

The IDF announced Monday that on last Thursday it had succeeded in preventing a possible terror attack when soldiers confiscated a large bomb at the Sinai border. Soldiers detected suspicious activity at one part of the border, and began chasing several suspects, who ran away back to Egypt. During the search for the suspects soldiers discovered a large bag, which was found to contain explosives. Bomb squad officers defused the bomb where it was discovered.

Thursday's incident was one of several in recent weeks in which Bedouins, apparently working with Arab terrorists, had tried to smuggle explosive devices into Israel, officials said.

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