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21 Feb, 2007 14:10

Israeli Army: man shot was suicide bomber

Israeli Army: man shot was suicide bomber

Israeli troops say that Mahmoud Abu Abait, who was killed in Jenin, a city on the West Bank, on Wednesday was involved in an attempted bombing near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

According to Palestinian witnesses, 24-year-old Mahmoud Abu Abait was travelling in a car in the centre of the town when undercover Israeli troops shot and killed him. 

The Israeli Army claims that Abait was on his way to carry out a suicide bombing at the time of the shooting.  

Meanwhile, Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for another attempted attack on Tuesday, has vowed retaliation for Abait's killing.