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Seven Jewish Settlements Put Under Curfew in Palestine; British Soldier Wounded

A house curfew from dusk to dawn was imposed by British military headquarters today on Petach Tikva, north of Tel Aviv, and six nearby Jewish settlements after a British soldier and a civilian girl employee were shot during separate ambushes in the area.

A company quartermaster sergeant of the Sixth Airborne Division was dangerously wounded by automatic fire from a car as he was motorcycling over the Petach Tikva road. The girl, who worked in a British canteen, was shot in the leg as she was riding in a jeep in Tel Litwinsky.

In a third incident, military police saw a notice warning of mines on a road near Petach Tikva, but found only four dummy mines made of cardboard. British military headquarters today issued an order that all British soldiers who do not wish to carry arms while off duty are allowed to wear civilian clothes.