Eilat: 3 killed in terror attack
Three people were killed and two others were critically wounded Monday morning in an suicide bombing attack that rocked a shopping area located in Eilatâ€™s Izidor neighborhood.
Police confirmed that a suicide bomber blew himself up in a bakery in the neighborhood that was bustling with shoppers at the time, dispelling earlier reports that the blast was caused by a gas cylinder.
Three Palestinian groups - the Islamic Jihad, Fatah's military wing as well as the unknown 'Army of the Faithful' - carried out the attack, a Palestinian official who refused to be identified told Ynet.
"There were four bodies at the scene, one of which belonged to the suicide bomber â€¦ The scene is terrifying," a Magen David Adom paramedic told Ynet.
Eilat District police commander Bruno Stein said: "This is an extremely serious incident which requires us to think fast. We have boosted our forces' presence in the city and are working on finding out who stands behind the bombing. We believe the attack was carried out by more than one terrorist."