Thursday, December 29, 2005

Suicide Bombing at West Bank checkpoint


At least one suicide bomber blew himself up at an IDF checkpoint near the northern West Bank town of Tul Karm on Thursday morning, killing an Israeli and wounding a number of people, both Israelis and Palestinians, witnesses said.

Israel Radio reported IDF had received an early warning of the attack and placed several impromptu checkpoints across the West Bank.

The Zaka rescue service confirmed that at least Israeli had been killed.

I was standing by the checkpoint south of Tulkarm when I heard an explosion and there was another explosion near an Israeli jeep at the checkpoint," said a Palestinian witness, who himself was hit by shrapnel.