Israelis Stymie Horse-Drawn Bomb Attempt
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2009 2:42 PM CDT
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Hani Aturabini, killed in a battle with the Israeli army on the Gaza Israel border today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Explosives-laden horses were part of an attempt today by Palestinian militants to plant bombs in Israel, the BBC reports. Israel says it shot and killed four men—who where wearing explosive vests—and their explosive-laden horses after they first fired on a border post. The Israeli response to the men and their horses was carried out with machine guns, tanks, and helicopters.