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Wife of Israeli Diplomat Killed in Nigeria

January 3, 1995
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The wife of an Israeli diplomat was killed in Nigeria this week during what appeared to be an attempted robbery.

According to press reports, Shira Arnon was traveling with her husband, David, and another couple who worked at the Finnish Embassy when their car broke down outside the Nigerian capital of Lagos.

Local residents approached them offering help, but instead stabbed them with knives. While the others were wounded, Shira Arnon died of her injuries. Arrangements were made to fly her body back to Israel.

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