Updated: Explosion on Jerusalem bus – at least 16 injured


view videoTerrorist Bomb explodes on public bus in southeast Jerusalem, at least two of the 16 victims are in serious condition.
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By Ido Ben-Porat


At least 15 people were wounded in a terror bombing attack on Monday, targeting Egged bus line 12 on Derekh Hevron and Moshe Baram Street in the southeast of Jerusalem, not far from Kibbutz Ramat Rachel.

Photo of scene of possible bus explosion in Jerusalem, April 18, 2016 . Photo: MEDABRIM TIKSHORET

Large Magen David Adom (MDA) and police forces are en route to the site. According to reports up to 15 people were wounded in the attack, at least two of them seriously and six moderately with the rest lightly wounded. Rescue forces evacuated the wounded to the hospital.

Jerusalem district police confirmed that the 12 line bus was targeted, apparently by an explosive or suicide bomber who detonated inside the bus.

Police announced they have not yet completely determined that the incident was a terror attack; in the incident a bus empty of passengers apparently exploded and an adjacent bus with passengers on board took the impact, with the injuries occurring on the second bus.

According to witnesses a large explosion rocked the bus and then it was left burning due to the blast.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld reported on Twitter: “Police units respond to possible explosion on bus in Jerusalem. Emergency units on scene.”


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