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Bomb Explodes in Tel Aviv Business District

Two persons were slightly injured when a home-made bomb exploded this morning in the courtyard of a building in a Tel Aviv business district. One of the injured persons left the scene before help arrived and another was treated for bruises. Two more persons were treated for scratches at a first aid station and sent home. Police detained an undisclosed number of Arabs in the vicinity for questioning. All have been released.

The explosion occurred at 8:30 a.m. local time in the Kikar Hamoshavot district of Allen-by Road. Police said the bomb was attached to a wrist watch that served as a timer for the activating device. Israeli security sources said the perpetrators may be members of one of the newly organized terrorist cells in the administered territories. Several new cells have cropped up since last summer when visitors from neighboring countries were admitted to the territories.

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