Israeli City Attacked by Suicide Bombers
Two suicide bombers attacked a shopping center in Dimona, Israel on Monday, leaving one woman dead and 11 others injured. While one assailant succeeded in detonating his bomb, the second bomber was neutralized by an Israeli police officer while attempting to trigger his bomb, according to an Israeli police. officer who responded to the incident. This is the first suicide bombing Israel has seen since January of 2007.
The bombers apparently entered Israel via Egypt, after security at a Gaza-Egypt border crossing was breached several weeks ago. The crossing has been secured, but Israeli defense officials are concerned that more terrorists have entered Israel bearing firearms and bombs. Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, a militant Palestinian group, claimed responsibility for the attack and said it had been planned for several months.