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Irgun Takes Responsibility for Terrorism in Palestine; New Warnings Issued

The irgun Zvai Leumi, the illegal Jewish military organization of extremist youths, today assumed responsibility for the bombing last week of police headquarters in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jaffa which resulted in the death and wounding of several police officials.

In letters received today by editors of Hebrew newspapers here, the Irgun says that the authorities misinformed the press as to the real perpetrators of last week’s explosions. The letters, signed “chief of Staff of the Irgun,” asserted that “the actions against the police headquarters were carried out by soldiers of, the Irgun Zvai Leumi. We hope to be able to give you more information soon.”

The office of the District Commissioner as well as the Tex Office this morning received anonymous telephone calls warning that the premises would soon be bombed and urging their immediate evacuation “in order to avoid casualties.” Troops arrived immediately and cordoned the places off, diverting traffic.

A British constable, Thomas Langley, who was fired upon by an unknown assailant last Thursday, died here today.