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7 Injured in Bomb Blast in Munich

A bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded yesterday in a hallway leading to the departure section next to the El Al terminal at Riem Airport in Munich. Seven persons were injured by the blast and the hallway was demolished. Five of the injured were released today from the hospital. A German policeman and an El Al security guard are still hospitalized. Four of the injured are Israelis and the other three are Germans.

An El Al spokesman in Tel Aviv denied the bomb was aimed at the El Al plane, one of two planes waiting for take off to Israel. The other was a Lufthansa. The El Al spokesman said the suitcase holding the bomb had arrived from Duesseldorf and had been checked through to Tel Aviv on a flight by Lufthansa.

Nearly 400 persons were in the departure section, waiting to board the two flights to Israel, when the bomb went off. Both planes were searched for explosives after the blast but nothing was found.

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