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Terrorist Tragedy Averted

A terrorist bombing in which the victims would have been young children was averted today when a passerby alerted police to a suspicious-looking parcel in a playground adjacent to a kindergarten in Bet Yam. The plastic bag, placed near a small carousel, was found by police sappers to contain a time bomb concealed under cucumbers and tomatoes.

The device was set to explode at 11:30 a.m. when the kindergartners would be going to the playground for their lunch hour. A search of the area yielded a second bomb set to detonate at the same time. Both bombs were filled with nails indicating a deliberate intention to inflict maximum casualties. They were safely dismantled.