Israel indicts suspect in kidnapping, bombing plot

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:31 AM
Israel indicts suspect in kidnapping, bombing plot

Israel's internal security service says a Palestinian militant has been indicted in an alleged plot to capture an Israeli soldier and carry out a suicide bombing.

The Shin Bet service said Wednesday that Mohammed Abu Adra of the militant Hamas group was arrested in February while trying to infiltrate Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

It accused him of being involved in planning the capture of an Israeli soldier and a suicide bombing in the southern city of Eilat.

He was indicted Wednesday on charges including conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to kidnap.