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Israeli shopper shoots, kills bomber in market

Israeli shopper shoots alleged suicide attacker

A Palestinian suicide bomber was shot and killed Friday by an Israeli shopper at a market in the West Bank.

The attacker allegedly tried to set off a bomb packed with nails in the crowded supermarket in the Jewish settlement of Efrat, near Jerusalem.

The store's manager said the shopper pulled out a gun and shot the suspect, who was wearing a belt packed with explosives.

Witnesses say the explosives did not detonate, but did send nails scattering across the floor. One Israeli woman was slightly injured during the incident.

Markets are typically crowded on Fridays, the day before the Jewish sabbath.

A day earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced that "buffer zones" would be established, although he did not give locations. The move came after several days of intense violence including air and ground strikes.

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