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In pictures: Netanya bombing

Scene at the Sharon shopping centre in Netanya

A suicide bomber has struck a shopping centre in the Israeli coastal resort of Netanya.

An Israeli policeman at the scene of the bomb

Israeli emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene.

The scene of the Netanya bombing

The bomber detonated his explosives just outside the shopping centre, apparently before he could be searched by security guards.

An injured woman is helped to an ambulance

Witnesses said the sound of the blast, which shattered windows in the mall and surrounding buildings, was deafening.

Ambulances at the scene of the Netanya bombing

The bombing has been condemned by the Israeli government, the Palestinian Authority and the US.

A policeman by a blood-splattered hoarding at the scene of the bombing

Police are examining the scene for evidence.




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