Israel bus bombing yields no civilian injuries after evacuation

( In what Israeli police called a terrorist attack, a bomb exploded on a bus south of Tel Aviv on Sunday after being spotted by passengers, who were evacuated before the explosion.

According to the Jerusalem Post, one of the passengers on the bus traveling from Bnei Brak to Bat Yam opened a big black bag and described what looked like a pressure cooker inside of it, with a red wire coming out. The driver evacuated the bus, and when the police arrived, the bomb detonated before they could defuse it, with the explosion lightly injuring a nearby police officer. There were no civilian injuries resulting from the incident, said Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

Posted on December 22, 2013 .