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Breaking: Bombing in Jerusalem

Via the NYT:

A small device exploded outside Jerusalem’s central bus station on Wednesday, leaving at least 12 injured, according to Israeli emergency services.

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the bomb was strapped to a telephone poll near the stop, located outside the International Convention Center and across from the central bus station. Local news media reported that there was no sign of a body at the scene to indicate a suicide attack.

The explosion did not appear to be large enough to destroy nearby buses though it did blow out windows. Television images showed people carried away in stretchers.

“I heard the explosion in the bus stop,” Meir Hagid, a bus driver who was driving through the station when the blast occurred, told The Associated Press. He said nobody in his bus was hurt.

The explosion came amid rising tensions between Hamas and Israel, and appeared to be the first attack to strike inside Israel in some time.

The Palestine News Network adds:

Casualties were evacuated to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem after an apparent bomb hit buses 74 and 14.

Reports are still coming in about the incident. Al-Arabiya live feeds show Bus 74 with windows smashed and Israeli medics moving stretchers, while Israeli online news Ha’aretz reported that the blast was not the result of a suicide bomber, but a bomb tied to a telephone pole.


  1. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the BBC Israeli police are looking for one suspect

    One person has died and more than 30 others are injured after a bomb blast at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem, Israeli officials say.

    The bomb had been left in a bag by the side of the road near the central bus station, police said.

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