A bomb has exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem, injuring at least 30 people, police and medics said.
Police described the explosion as a terrorist attack, Israel’s term for a Palestinian strike. It was the first such bombing in Jerusalem in seven years….
“[We believe] the device weighed about one to two kilograms. It exploded in a small suitcase on the sidewalk next to the bus stop,” internal security minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told Israel’s Channel 2 television.
A paramedic said he had been meeting colleagues in an office nearby to discuss the dispatch of a medical team to disaster-hit Japan when they heard a loud explosion….