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Mahane Yehuda Attack Toll Up to 16

An 84-year old Israeli has died of wounds sustained in the July 30 twin suicide bombing in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market.

Baruch Ostrovsky, a resident of Jerusalem, was burned severely in the blast. Hospital officials said he never regained consciousness before dying last Friday.

Ostrovsky, who immigrated from Russia seven years ago, was the 16th Israeli to be killed as a result of the attack, which wounded at least 170 others.

Thirteen Israelis died in the immediate aftermath of the blast. The remaining three, including Ostrovsky, died from their injuries in subsequent weeks.

The Mahane Yehuda attack was followed by a triple suicide bombing Sept. 4 at the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall in downtown Jerusalem, which killed five Israelis and wounded more than 190.

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