1 dead and 50 injured in terrorist attack in central Jerusalem (Police searching for suspect & possible additional explosives)

A woman, age 59, died from injuries sustained when an explosive device, of between one and two kilograms, detonated  outside Egged bus number 74 at a station opposite the Jerusalem Conference Center (Binyanei Ha’uma) in the center of town.  50 others were injured by the bomb, which was loaded with shrapnel to maximize the carnage. (Most of those injured were standing on the street waiting for the bus to arrive.)

One of the Egged buses carrying a full load of passengers near the explosion

Authorities suspect that the bomb was left in a bag by the suspect, who police are now searching for based on information provided by witnesses.

There are also reports that authorities were searching the area the possibility of additional explosive devices. Police raised the alert level in the capital, following the explosion.


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