Man hurt in Jerusalem bus bombing dies of injuries
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Man hurt in Jerusalem bus bombing dies of injuries

Police still investigating whether he was the bomber in terror attack that injured 21

Firefighters and rescue personnel at the scene of a bus bombing, in Jerusalem, on April 18, 2016 (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Firefighters and rescue personnel at the scene of a bus bombing, in Jerusalem, on April 18, 2016 (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A man who was seriously injured in the Jerusalem bus bombing on Monday has died of his injuries, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday night.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center said the man had still not been identified. Police are investigating whether he was the bomber in the terror attack, which injured 21 people.

A teenage girl was seriously hurt and six others were moderately injured in the blast on the number 12 bus in the Talpiot neighborhood of the capital on Monday, police and paramedics said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast by any terrorist groups or individuals.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld on Tuesday confirmed officers were seeking to question the wounded, and did not rule out the possibility of potential suspects among them.

Israeli police check a burnt-out bus following an explosion in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI)
Israeli police check a burnt-out bus following an explosion in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

“The investigation is looking to see how the explosive device was placed on the bus,” Rosenfeld said.

Police imposed a gag order on further details of the investigation and any suspects.

The terror attack broke weeks of relative calm in the city after a six-month wave of Palestinian stabbings, shootings and vehicular attacks seemed to be subsiding, and raised fears of a return to a type of violence not seen in Jerusalem for years.

Bus bombings were common during the Second Intifada, or uprising, in the early 2000s, but Monday’s attack was the first bomb targeting a bus in Jerusalem since 2011, when a British tourist was killed by a bomb planted next to a bus stop.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday night promised to “find whoever prepared this explosive device.”

“We’ll settle the score with these terrorists,” he said.

Judah Ari Gross and AFP contributed to this report.

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