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Jerusalem bus blast wounds 21

JERUSALEM — A bus exploded Monday in Jerusalem, wounding 21, in what police called a “terror attack.”

Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident was caused by an explosive device. The blast then ripped through a second bus next to it, causing both buses to catch on fire, Channel 2 said. Plumes of black smoke could be seen miles from the scene.

Rosenfeld said two people on board the bus that exploded were seriously wounded, while the other injured people were in a nearby bus and car that were also damaged.

Police are trying to determine whether one of the two critically injured bus passengers was a possible suicide bomber.

“Since we know there was an explosive device that exploded on a bus, there is no doubt that it was a terror attack,” said Yoram Halevy, chief of the Jerusalem District Police.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said the explosion was caused by a “small bomb” but did not elaborate further.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed retaliation, saying, “We will locate those who prepared this explosive


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