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Israel finds bodies of abducted teens

JERUSALEM – Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were abucted in the West Bank earlier this month.

They said the bodies were found Monday near the village of Halhul, near where the teens disappeared on June 12.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in exchange for releasing the information ahead of a formal announcement.

The search for the teens had become a national obsession, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown on the Hamas militant group.

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