Explosion on bus in Jerusalem, 16 hurt

At least 16 people were injured by an explosion on a bus in Jerusalem, police said Monday. It was not immediately clear if the explosion was terror related. An empty bus exploded on Hebron Road, according to MDA. Police said that at least 15 people were injured after another bus nearby was damaged in the incident, with two in critical condition. Medical Emergency Services also said that at least six were in moderate condition and another eight in light condition. The wounded were evacuated to nearby Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah University Medical Center.

Police were investigating what caused the explosion. Police say they still aren't ruling out a terror attack and have asked the public to stay alert. "When we arrived to the scene of the incident we saw 16 people injured, lying on the ground. They were suffering from injuries including burns and bruises and were given primary health care," a spokesperson for Magen David Adom said. Attacks on Israeli buses by suicide bombers were a hallmark of the Palestinian uprising in 2000-2005 but have been rare since.

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