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Blast on bus in heart of Tel Aviv
Loud blast heard near Kirya base in heart of Tel Aviv. Seventeen people injured; two sustain moderate to serious injuries, three sustain moderate injuries, the rest lightly wounded
A loud blast was reported on a bus in the Shaul Hamelech street in the heart of Tel Aviv near the Kirya base. Rescue forces reported of a mass casualty event. Defense sources said it was a terror attack.
Seventeen people were injured; two sustained moderate to serious injuries, three sustained moderate wounds and the rest were lightly wounded. One woman suffered shock.
The wounded were evacuated to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. A security source estimated that an explosive device was planted on the bus. Police suspect there may be another explosive device in the area and examine estimations that a terrorist hurled a grenade at the bus and fled the scene.
Bus following explosion (Photo: Gal Sabag)
Photo: Yoel Feldman
An eye witness at the scene said: “I heard a boom and then saw a black cloud. Guys in the cab radio said ‘A bus is dismantled.'”
Eye witnesses near the Kirya reported that the base speakers called all soldiers to take cover. Many police cars arrived at the area.