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Hamas foils attempt to plant explosive in rally attended by group leader
Hamas security foiled an attempt to plant an explosive in a rally attended by their leader in the Gaza Strip, they said. Forces at a Hamas rally earlier in the day found 4 kilograms of TNT in the backpack of a man during a search after he was stopped at the entrance to the gathering, Hamas security spokesman Ihab Ghussein said.

 

The suspect tried to enter the rally as Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was speaking but it was not clear if he was the target, Ghussein said. "He confessed that there were other accomplices," Ghussein said. "They are now being pursued." (AP)

 


First published: 01.12.08, 19:31