Jerusalem Bomb Near Bus Injures Dozens

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 10:25 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An explosion took place near a bus in central Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.

Police said that a bomb exploded outside Egged bus number 74 at a station opposite the Jerusalem Conference Center (Binyanei Ha'uma) in the center of town.

Magen David Adom relayed that there were 25 people injured. Three people were seriously injured. Israeli media reported that two of those were in critical condition.

Five people were moderately injured and the remainder lightly to moderately. MDA said that no deaths took place.

Police suspected that an explosive device inside a bag was left at the bus stop, which then exploded. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said that the explosive device was between one and two kilograms and contained shrapnel.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat confirmed that the attack was likely caused by an explosive device left in a backpack on the side of the bus stop.

Barkat asked citizens to open their eyes and that only then, will we be able to prevent attacks in the future.

Most importantly, he said, is to return to your normal lives so that the terrorists don't think they can win.

Large numbers of police and ambulance forces were on the scene.

Roads surrounding the scene were closed to traffic and authorities were searching the area for additional explosive devices.

The public was advised to stay clear of the area.

Despite the on-going social workers strike, which reached its 18th day on Wednesday, the Union of Social Workers gave approval for social workers in Jerusalem to provide services to those who need it following the terrorist attack in the capital.

© The Jerusalem Post. All Rights Reserved

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Charles Krauthammer: ISIS Is Global 'Ideological War'

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 14:19 PM

The battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) is a global "ideological war" that reaches into many nations because of its  . . .

Military Overhauls Arms Buying System to Counter Russia, China

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 14:04 PM

The Pentagon is planning to completely overhaul its system for buying new weapons to counteract more advanced armaments  . . .

Rick Ungar: Islamic Peacemakers Face Attacks on All Sides

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 13:56 PM

Some years ago, I received a call from a close friend-who I can identify as a successful investment banker and fund oper . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved