Wounded Amba Ssador out of Danger
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Wounded Amba Ssador out of Danger

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Israel’s Ambassador to Portugal, Ephraim Eldar, shot by unknown gunmen outside his Embassy yesterday, was reported in good condition today following surgery at the Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon. Hospital officials said the 44-year-old Israeli envoy was hit in the right leg and arm and was treated for fractures and a severed artery but is out of danger. The assassins, whose machinegun and grenade attack killed Eldar’s 30-year-old Portuguese bodyguard and wounded three other persons, are still at large. Although several extremist groups have claimed credit for the attack, the Portuguese authorities have no firm clues yet as to the identity of the killers.

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