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Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:43 a.m. HST, Jan 02, 2014

PRAGUE » Police say an explosion in Prague has killed the Palestinian ambassador in the Czech Republic.

Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal was in his apartment with his family at the time of the explosion Wednesday, according to Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. Al-Jamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital, where he died, according to police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said the blast occurred when the 56-year-old diplomat was moving an old office safe box. It was not immediately clear how the explosives got there, and the ministry said the blast was being investigated.

Prague rescue service spokeswoman Jirina Ernestova said al-Jamal was placed in a medically induced coma when he arrived at Prague Military Hospital.

She said a 52-year old woman was taken to a different hospital in Prague after suffering from shock.

The ambassador's apartment is in Prague's Suchdol neighborhood.

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SteveToo wrote:
Good killed him instead of someone else. Just goes to prove you can't trust those guys. What the heck is he doing w/a bomb in the Czech Republic? Up to no good for sure.
on January 1,2014 | 08:50AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Let's see........I think it's 34 left, 62 right, 27 left and...wait a minute was that 27 left or 26 left....or well no biggie. BOOM.
on January 1,2014 | 09:19AM
Ronin006 wrote:
I am waiting for the Palestinians to blame Israel for this.
on January 1,2014 | 09:34AM
Keith_Rollman wrote:
...and the movie will be called The Accidental Martyr.
on January 1,2014 | 09:55AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
I was thinking......Gone In 6 Seconds.
on January 1,2014 | 10:01AM
krusha wrote:
Those guys don't fool around when it comes to securing their office safes.
on January 1,2014 | 12:48PM
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