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At least six dead after bus attack in Israel

Independent.ie reporters

Published 18/08/2011 | 13:28

At least six people are suspected dead just north of the Israeli resort of Eilat after gunmen fired at a bus travelling near the Egyptian border.

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The Israeli bus was attacked on Israel's Highway 12 about 18 miles from Eilat and the attackers are believed to be Egyptian militants, according to local reports.



“'Terrorists fired at a bus on its way to (the city of) Eilat and fired an anti-tank rocket at another vehicle”, the Israeli military said in a statement.



'”At the same time, a military patrol hit an explosive device.'”



Israel Radio has reported that several gunmen in a car ambushed the civilian bus.



Egypt recently stepped up its security efforts in the Sinai desert, which borders Israel and Gaza.

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