A female Palestinian suicide bomber has killed two Israeli policemen at a checkpoint in Jerusalem.
Witnesses say the woman detonated explosives hidden in her bag when the policemen approached her in Jerusalem's French Hill section.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for Wednesday's blast, which also wounded 17 other people.
After the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed to strike at Palestinian militants with what he called "all force."
Wednesday's suicide attack was the first on an Israeli target since August, when suicide bombers blew themselves up on two buses, killing 16 people.
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