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Three Arab Infiltrators Killed in Clash with Israeli Patrol

June 11, 1968
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Three Arab marauders were killed yesterday afternoon in a fierce clash with an Israeli border patrol in the Jordan Valley about six miles north of the Damiyah Bridge. The patrol intercepted the guerrilla band which was apparently on a sabotage mission. The Israelis seized a quantity of Russian-made Kalatchnikoff assault rifles and sabotage equipment found on the bodies. No Israeli casualties were reported.

An unused munitions dump on a beach south of Tel Aviv blew up yesterday afternoon forcing the evacuation of the hear by village of Ben Zakkai and other security measures, but no casualties were reported. The dump contained war booty captured last June but discarded by the Army. The explosion was attributed to a fire that broke out in an adjacent field and was spread by wind. An investigation when the flames subsided this morning yielded no evidence of sabotage. The explosions were heard over a large section of the country and resulted in the suspension of work yesterday at the port of Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv. Work in the port resumed this morning.

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