Infiltration siren sounds in settlement of Beitar Illit after suspected IED found on bus

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An infiltration alert is sounding in the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit after a suspected explosive device was discovered on a bus.

Residents are ordered by the military’s Home Front Command to remain in homes, lock doors and windows until further notice.

According to the Rescuers Without Border emergency service, a suspicious bag with a suspected explosive device was found on the bus.

Surveillance camera footage said to be from the bus shows a person leaving the vehicle, before smoke is seen from one of the seats. Another man is then seen running out of the bus.

The Israel Defense Forces does not immediately comment on the incident.

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