Militant attack: 15 wounded in Jerusalem bus explosion


JERUSALEM, Israel – A bus has exploded in Jerusalem, leaving around 15 casualties, Israeli media report, citing emergency medical services.

The massive explosion occurred in Hebron Way, west Jerusalem, with police citing “a militant attack” as the probable cause of the blast.

Multiple social media posts show smoke coming out of the burned-out bus, which is standing in the middle of the road.

Initially, media talked of 20 casualties. Now Haaretz and Jerusalem Post report 15 people wounded in the blast with two wounded “seriously,” one “moderately” and five “lightly.” The dailies cite sources in the Magen David Adom emergency service.

The wounded have been evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.