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Friday, October 31, 2008

How not to dismantle a bomb

From Ma'an:
A Hamas police officer was killed and several other Palestinians were wounded on Thursday when an explosive device detonated in a police station in Gaza City.

A spokesperson for the movement, Islam Shahwan, said the device had been discovered earlier in the day within the Hamas controlled territory and taken to a police station to be dismantled.

While experts took apart the bomb, it exploded, causing several secondary blasts, as well, Shahwan said.
I'm no expert, but if one was going to try to transport a bomb somewhere to be dismantled, wouldn't an open field be better than a place filled with weapons?

YNet adds:
Interior Ministry spokesman Ihab Elghseen later said that the man, a police officer and an engineer, died "as a martyr".
Which makes this good news all around.

The 2008 PalArab self-death count is now at 207.