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Explosions in Jerusalem, Nahariya

Police have arrested about 20 suspects in Jerusalem and 16 suspects in Nahariya after bombs exploded today in both cities. Five persons were injured in a supermarket in Nahariya, a resort town in the Galilee, when a bomb went off an a shelf among cans where it had been placed. In Jerusalem a bomb exploded in a zoo. Police said there were no injuries and no damage.

A police spokesman said it was “pure luck” that no one was hurt by the explosion in the zoo. He said the place is usually crowded during the summer school vacation months. Police sources said the bomb in Nahariya was probably planted by terrorists Sources said today’s incidents may have been planned by Palestinian terrorists to coincide with Premier Menachem Begin’s talks with President Carter in Washington.

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