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Tel Aviv Central Bus Station massacre

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Non-fatal injuries  100+ civilians
Location  Tel Aviv, Israel
Date  5 January 2003
Attack type  Suicide attack
Tel Aviv Central Bus Station massacre
Deaths  23 (15 Israeli civilians and 8 foreigners) (+ 2 suicide bombers)
Perpetrators  Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Tel Aviv central bus station massacre was an attack which occurred on January 5, 2003 in which two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 23 civilians and injuring over 100.

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After the attack, the Palestinian militant organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack

On Sunday, January 5, 2003, two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up within 500 meters from each other, only 30 seconds apart, in a crowded area in Tel Aviv outside the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. 23 civilians were killed in the attack and more than a 100 were injured.

The perpetrators

After the attack the Al-Jazeera network stated that the Palestinian militant organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and said that the perpetrators were Boraq Abdel Rahman Halfa and Saber al-Nour from the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

References

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station massacre Wikipedia


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