Daily Israel Report

Police: "We Had a Miracle"

Two alert IDF soldiers prevented a mega-terrorist attack in the city of Afula early this morning. The soldiers pulled into a gas station at around 2AM on their way southeastwards to Beit She'an, when they noticed a suspicious bag near one of the pumps.
First Publish: 10/2/2002, 11:03 AM

Two alert IDF soldiers prevented a mega-terrorist attack in the city of Afula early this morning. The soldiers pulled into a gas station at around 2AM on their way southeastwards to Beit She'an, when they noticed a suspicious bag near one of the pumps. Upon inspecting the bag and discovering a bomb-like device inside, they alerted police, who then called sappers to the scene to investigate. The soldiers’ suspicions were validated when the device was found to be a bomb containing several kilograms of explosives. The sappers dismantled the device without incident. Police describe the early find as a "miracle," saying that an explosion at the gas station could have caused scores of casualties. Security forces are searching the area for potential suspects.