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Car Bomb Kills Policeman, Militant

Monday, 18 February 2002 12:00 AM

The commander of the Israeli police in the West Bank, Maj. Gen. Shahar Ayalon, said a police patrol ordered the driver to stop for inspection. The driver got out of the car and police checked its license plate number. According to Ayalon, the officers grew suspicious of the driver and drew their weapons.

The militant then detonated the bomb by remote control killing himself and an officer, the commander said. Another Israeli policeman was injured in the blast.

The incident comes amid increasing unease in Israel over the government's failure to cope with the apparent increase of militant attacks.

On Sunday two militants were killed near Hadera, Israel, and another suicide bomber was arrested outside the West Bank town of Ramallah, apparently on his way to Jerusalem.

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer said that Palestinian groups were competing among themselves to launch more attacks.

In other attacks Monday, Palestinian militants detonated a bomb near a bus leaving an Israeli army camp in the northern West Bank causing damage but no injuries.

Also Monday, several shots were fired at the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Giloh causing some damage but no injuries. Israeli soldiers returned fire, Jerusalem police reported.

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