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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

DEBKA headlines

Listing terrorist outrages against Americans around the world, the US President ended with Gaza, adding “We must not forget the lessons of September 11, 2001.”

Names of victims published in Washington are John Branchizio, 36, Mark T. Parson, 31, John Martin Linde Jr., 30.

"Popular Resistance Committee” takes responsibility for US diplomatic convoy bombing in Gaza Strip. Committee made up of Arafat’s al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Hamas and Jihad Islami, is headed by Arafat’s man in Rafah, Jamal Samadaneh.

Bomb detonated by remote control by operator who must have recognized American target. All vehicles in assaulted convoy bore diplomatic plates. Car numbered CD15-833-2 carrying security guards was totally destroyed by estimated 30-50-pound anti-tank mine similar to those used against coalition forces in Iraq – Fox TV.

Palestinian police collect evidence . . . (AFP/Mahmudq Hams)

AP reporter saw wire and switch leading to nearby concrete building

FBI will lead investigation. US State Department urges all Americans to leave Gaza Strip and exercise caution in West Bank, asks for Israeli assistance in evacuation. Injured man flown to Beersheba hospital.
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