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Bodies of missing Israeli teenagers discovered in field

Israeli soldiers searching for three Israeli teenagers, who disappeared June 12 in the West Bank, found three bodies believed to be of the missing teens, a senior Israeli government official said Monday.

The bodies were found in the village of Halhul, near the location where the teens disappeared. They had been buried in a field.

“They know it’s the three, they will know for sure after they do the autopsy,” the unnamed official said.

The three teenagers: Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, disappeared while hitchhiking home at night near the West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli authorities believe Hamas was behind the kidnapping.

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