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Suicide bomber strikes at Jewish settlement in West Bank, killing two others
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives Sunday at a gas station next to the entrance of a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, killing two other people and injuring 18 more, officials said.
Israeli soldiers and civilians were at the station outside the heavily guarded Ariel settlement when a woman started shouting, "Suicide terrorist, suicide terrorist," said Yitzhak Zahavi, a reserve soldier who was slightly wounded.
Several soldiers told the man to stop and the attacker raised his hands, Zahavi told Israel Radio.
"He stopped and even started walking backwards," Zahavi said. "Then they tried to grab him to disarm him. When they saw that he had explosives on his body ... they shot him twice," which apparently set off the bomb.