Explosive toys discovered in Nablus

Sunday, November 26, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
A raid conducted by the Israel Defense Forces and the General Security Services in the West Bank city of Nablus Saturday morning revealed a laboratory used by terror groups to produce an array of explosives and bombs in various forms, including stuffed animals and bomb belts.

Among the materials found inside the lab, the forces found stuffed dolls with wires attached to them, apparently ready to be used to hide a bomb, 40 liters of hydrogen peroxide used for explosives, a hollow jacket used to hide explosives, three empty belts intended to carry explosives as potential bomb belts similar to belts used in the past during suicide bombings.

The forces also found an empty gas tank, twenty light bulbs used to activate explosives, a gas mask, syringes, test tubes, pipes, and a box of talcum powder intended for the use of explosive devices and several other items used for the manufacturing of explosives. Other unidentified materials found in the lab were taken for examination by IDF and police examiners.

After the raid was completed, IDF sappers detonated the lab in a controlled manner without causing any injuries in the surrounding area.

An IDF Spokesman statement said that the IDF will continue to operate against terrorist infrastructure in the northern West Bank, and employ all means at its disposal in order to uphold the security of the citizens.

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