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Teen Gaza bomber nabbed

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Israeli troops captured a teenaged would-be suicide bomber in the Gaza Strip.

Military officials said Wednesday that ground forces operating against Palestinian rocketeers in northern Gaza this week were tipped off that they would be targeted by a suicide bomber.

On Thursday, the soldiers were approached by a 15-year-old boy who behaved suspiciously. They overpowered him and found two bombs in his bags primed for detonation.

The military noted that Palestinian terrorists often resort to using children in expediting attacks.

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