Bomb blast in central Jerusalem kills 1, injures dozens
JERUSALEM (KABC) -- A bomb blast at a crowded bus stop rocked Jerusalem on Wednesday. One person was killed, and two dozen others were injured.
Israeli police say an explosive device was left in a telephone booth near the city's central bus station.
The blast reverberated throughout Jerusalem and blew out the windows of two crowded buses. Rescuers removed bloodied people from the area on stretchers, as sirens from speeding ambulances wailed in the background.
No one has claimed responsibility, but Israeli authorities blame Palestinian militants.
The Western-backed Palestinian government in the West Bank condemned the attack.
Tensions have been rising in recent weeks, particularly along Israel's southern border with the Gaza Strip. Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, has been firing rockets and mortar shells across the border, and Israel retaliating with airstrikes and other attacks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
gaza strip, israel, world news
- Charges announced against sheriff's officials 52 min ago
- Southland seeing cold temps, windy conditions
- Houseguest arrested after 80-year-old's death 14 min ago
- Ex-SD Mayor Filner sentenced for harassment
- 'Button-down' Bandit' strikes Corona bank 42 min ago
- Pomona gang member arrested for murder
- Man arrested for Ventura transient's murder
- Icy storm persists, disrupts travel in east US
- North Korea purges Kim Jong Un's uncle
- abcnews: Campus cop fatally shoots Texas student
- Nelson Mandela memorial to see world leaders
- Jenni Rivera plane crash: New details emerge
- Leighton Meester to make Broadway debut
- OTRC: Meredith Baxter weds partner Nancy Locke