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Bombing in Jerusalem Kills 13

August 9, 2001

JERUSALEM (AP) _ A bomb exploded in a crowded pizza restaurant in central Jerusalem in an apparent suicide attack at lunchtime Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding about 70, the chief of Israel’s rescue services said.

At least five of the dead were children, according to Avi Zohar, head of Magen David Adom, the country’s rescue service, who confirmed the death toll.

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