Yagur Junction bombing

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Yagur Junction bombing
Part of the Second Intifada militancy campaign
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The attack site
Location Yagur Junction, Israel
Date April 10, 2002
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 6 Israeli soldiers and 2 civilians (+ 1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
19
Perpetrators Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack[1]
The Yagur Junction

The Yagur Junction bombing was a suicide bombing which occurred on April 10, 2002 on an Egged commuter bus line number 960 which was passing through Yagur Junction in northern Israel. 8 people were killed in the attack and 19 people were injured.

The attack[edit]

On Wednesday, around 7:15 am April 10, 2002, a Palestinian militant exploded himself on Egged bus no. 960 which was on its way from Haifa to Jerusalem. The explosion occurred while the bus was passing near Kibbutz Yagur. The Israeli police estimation was that the suicide bomber boarded the bus at its first stop in Haifa and detonated the bomb after only five kilometers.

Eight people were killed in the attack and 19 others were injured, three of them seriously. Most of the injured were Israeli soldiers and policemen. The force of the blast also damaged many vehicles in nearby proximity.

Fatalities[2][edit]

  • Border Police Cpl. Keren Franco, 18, of Kiryat Yam
  • Border Police Cpl. Noa Shlomo, 18, of Nahariya
  • IDF Sgt.-Maj. (res.) Shlomi Ben-Haim, 26, of Kiryat Yam
  • Sgt.-Maj. (res.) Nir Danieli, 24, of Kiryat Ata

The perpetrators[edit]

The Palestinian Islamist militant organization Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the suicide bomber was a Palestinian from Jenin named Iman al-Hijah.

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