War pimp alert: Attackers slipped into Israel via Egypt, militant says

GAZA CITY (CNN) — Two Palestinians left Gaza across the recently breached border with Egypt and then entered Israel to carry out a suicide bombing Monday, a militant spokesman said.


A police officer shouts at the scene of a suicide bombing Monday in the southern Israeli town of Dimona.

It is unclear how the attackers got from Egypt to the southern Israeli town of Dimona, where one of them detonated a bomb at a shopping mall Monday, killing one person and injuring 11.

A police officer shot and killed the second attacker as he was reaching to set off his explosives belt.

Monday’s attack had been planned for months, said Abu Fouad, a spokesman for Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a military offshoot of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City. The U.S. State Department considers the group to be a terrorist organization. Video Watch the scene at the shopping mall bombing »

Israel has raised concerns about the flow of terrorists and weapons across the Rafah Crossing, which separates Gaza and Egypt, after it was overrun two weeks ago.

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