23 Mar '11, 6pm

Jerusalem blast kills 1, wounds dozens: JERUSALEM: One person was killed and more than 30 were wounded when a bo...

Jerusalem blast kills 1, wounds dozens: JERUSALEM: One person was killed and more than 30 were wounded when a bo...

JERUSALEM: One person was killed and more than 30 were wounded when a bomb ripped through a bus in Jerusalem on Wednesday, just hours after militants vowed revenge for two deadly Israeli raids on Gaza. Police and officials said the bomb had been hidden in a bag at a bus stop near Jerusalem's central bus station at the western entrance to the Holy City. "There was an explosion around 3:00 pm (1300 GMT, 9pm Singapore time) near a bus stop where two buses had stopped to pick up passengers," Jerusalem police chief Aharon Franco told reporters at the scene. "Apparently a bomb was left in a bag next to a public telephone." Several hours after the blast, a woman who was critically wounded in the attack died of her injuries, Israeli radio and television stations said, citing officials at the Hadassa hospital in Ein Kerem. US President Barack Obama condemned the bombing, and also e...

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