Suicide Bomber Kills 20 on Israeli Bus
A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday on a packed bus on a main thoroughfare in Jerusalem, killing at least 20 people, Israel Army Radio said.
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed three children and wounded at least 80 more. The blast on the extra long bus, which had two passenger sections that were full, went off shortly after 9 p.m. Another bus nearby also was hit by the explosion. The bus had started out at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest shrine, in the walled Old City, and was headed to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, radio reports said, making it likely that many of the passengers were ultra-Orthodox. The bus was badly damaged, with its windows blown out, and rescuers had to use blow torches to pry wounded from the wreckage. Full Story