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Manhunt for Three Terrorists

March 16, 1981
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Police and security forces are conducting a massive search for three terrorists who ambushed an Egged bus in the northern suburb of Ramot last night, slightly wounding one passenger in a hand grenade and machinegun attack. The vehicle was halted when a grenade exploded on the road in front of it. The driver ordered all passengers to lie on the floor as bullets peppered the bus.

The passengers left one-by-one through a rear door after the shooting ended. Some of them said they saw three figures slip away in the dark in the direction of a nearby Arab village. The dragnet began shortly afterwards and continued this morning.

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