At least seventeen people were wounded, two of them seriously, when a bomb blew up in a bus in central Tel Aviv earlier today. This was the first bus bombing in the city since 2006, and although several armed groups voiced support for the bombing, Israeli police were cautious not to assign direct responsibility even hours after the attack. Uncharacteristically for a conflict area more than accustomed to suicide bombings, the bomb appears to have been left on the bus and set off some time after the bomber or bombers left the vehicle. Police described the attack as “amateur-like.”
In Gaza, meanwhile, IDF navy and air force continued to bomb the city, striking another media building and killing 12 people by the late afternoon. Among the reported victims were a two-year-old child and a father with his two children.
Activestills has photos from the scene of the Tel Aviv bombing:
The aftermath of an explosion on a bus in central Tel Aviv, November 21, 2012. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on a bus with passengers on board. At least 17 people were injured in a blast on a bus in central Tel Aviv. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Emergency services at the scene of an explosion on a bus with passengers on board. At least 17 people were injured in a blast on a bus in central Tel Aviv. (photo: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
Municipality workers cleaning the scene of explosion on a bus in central Tel Aviv. At least 17 people were injured in the blast. (photo: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
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