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Six Tourists, Injured by Grenade Explosion in Nablus, Released from Hospital

Six women tourists were released from a hospital today after treatment for injuries they suffered when a hand grenade exploded in a crowded market square in Nablus yesterday. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said in Amman that it was responsible for the grenade incident, which injured 17 other persons in the West Bank town. Three Americans among the injured were identified as Mrs. Eva Leibel of Everett, Mass.; her sister Mrs. Sylvia Kaplan of Andover, Mass., and Mrs. Anna Klein of Springfield, III. The other injured women were Doris Hertzfeld and Hanna Tobias of Chile and Linda Smith of South Africa. Eleven local Arabs and four Israelis were also injured in the blast. Eye-witness accounts of the incident disagreed. One report said the grenade was thrown at a group of people boarding a tourist bus that had made a shopping stop in Nablus. Another said it was thrown at a passing car but landed in a group of tourists standing outside a candy shop. Several suspects were taken into custody.