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Israeli TV station reports 4th attack in south

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[August 18, 2011]  JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Channel 10 TV reports a fourth attack in southern Israel.

There was no immediate confirmation of the shooting on Thursday from Israeli officials. Three attacks earlier near Israel's border with Egypt's Sinai Peninsula left some dead and wounded, according to the military. The exact number of casualties was not immediately known.


AP's earlier story is below.


JERUSALEM (AP) -- The military says assailants have carried out three consecutive attacks in southern Israel near the Egyptian border, killing and wounding a number of people.

The attacks on Thursday targeted a passenger bus, a private car and a group of soldiers. The number of dead and wounded was not immediately known.

Military spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai says Israeli security forces tracked down some of the assailants and exchanged fire with them. He says the attackers used heavy weapons, possibly mortars or anti-tank weapons, and explosive devices during the attacks.

[Associated Press]

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