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Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up On Jerusalem Bus, Killing At Least Five

A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday on a packed bus on a main thoroughfare in Jerusalem, killing at least five people and wounding 80, authorities said. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility. The blast on the extra long bus, which had two passenger sections that were full, went off shortly after 9 p.m. Shocked survivors, including several crying children with blood-smeared faces, were carried away from the scene. A paramedic cradled a little girl drenched in blood, and two others escorted an elderly woman. Paramedics treated wounded on the sidewalk, and body parts were strewn about. The bus was badly damaged, with windows blown out. Paramedics said five people died in the blast. The bomber was not included in the death toll. The bombing threatened to restart the cycle of attacks and retaliation that could derail a U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan to Palestinian statehood. Over the weekend, Israel and the Palestinians had reached agreement on the handover of four West Bank towns to Palestinian control. That deal was likely to be put on hold. Full Story

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