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Bomb falls from U.S. jet in Bosnia

An American warplane accidentally dropped a 500-pound bomb near a U.S. military base in northern Bosnia on Saturday, NATO officials said.

The bomb fell from an FA-18 jet during a routine training exercise. No one was injured when it exploded at the edge of Camp McGovern, 100 miles north of Sarajevo, said NATO spokesman Lt. Col. Max Marriner.

Initial reports indicated no damage to property, and an investigation was under way, he said. The plane is based on the carrier USS Enterprise in the Adriatic Sea.

Israel, guerrillas to swap

prisoners and remains

BEIRUT, Lebanon _ The remains of two Israeli soldiers held by Hezbollah guerrillas will be swapped for Arab prisoners and guerrilla remains today, the Islamic militant group said Saturday.

In Jerusalem, the Israeli army confirmed a deal had been reached for the return of the bodies of soldiers Yossi Fink and Rahamim al-Sheikh but gave no other details. The two men were captured in an ambush by Hezbollah in south Lebanon in 1986.

Lebanese officials said they expected at least 40 Shiite Muslim prisoners to be released from a jail in Israel's south Lebanon occupation zone.

Bomb at Spanish

airport injures 25

TARRAGONA, Spain _ Bombs exploded at an airport and two hotels in northern Spain on Saturday, injuring 25 people.

The Basque separatist group ETA warned of the bombs in calls to newspapers minutes before they went off, the Efe news agency said.

Twenty-five people were injured when the first bomb went off at Reus Airport west of Tarragona. The wounded included 18 English tourists and one Spanish woman who was seriously injured. Authorities had been unable to evacuate the airport in time, despite the warning.

Minutes later, bombs exploded at two luxury hotels in Barcelona, 40 miles to the north. No one was injured in those blasts.

ETA has waged a 28-year campaign for the creation of an independent Basque nation.

U.S. seaman accused

in Japan knife attack

TOKYO _ A U.S. Navy seaman was handed over to Japanese justice Saturday after being arrested on a charge of attempted murder.

Police say Seaman Terrence Michael Swanson, 20, of Anoka, Minn., has told interrogators he slashed a Japanese woman's throat to steal money.

He was being interrogated without a defense lawyer, which is customary under Japanese law and will continue for several days before formal charges are filed. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Swanson, assigned to the missile frigate USS McClusky, is suspected of stabbing Kaori Tanigawa early Tuesday in the throat as she walked outside the Sasebo Naval base on the island of Kyushu, 600 miles southwest of Tokyo.

Police say Swanson stole her purse. Tanigawa managed to hail a taxi, and the driver called an ambulance.

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