Middle East: Jerusalem blast kills one, injures dozens near bus station

A woman died and more than 30 people were injured on Wednesday when a bomb exploded near Jerusalem’s main bus station. All the people injured in the blast were between the bus station and a bus, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. It was the first serous bomb attack Jerusalem in four years. An explosive device was in a bag attached to a phone pole near the site of the blast, Israeli daily Haaretz. “It’s going to take just a few weeks until we find the people who were responsible,” Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat said in an interview with CNN. The blast took place at around 3:00 pm local time. Meir Hagid, one of the bus drivers, said he heard a loud explosion as he drove by the site, located near the main entrance to Jerusalem and its central bus station. “I heard the explosion in the bus stop,” he told Haaretz. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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