Jerusalem: 20 injured, 3 seriously in J'lem bus bomb

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An explosion took place on or near a bus in central Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.

Police said that a bomb exploded outside Egged bus number 74 at a station opposite the Jerusalem Conference Center in the center of town.

Magen David Adom said that there were 20 people injured. Three people were seriously injured, and that CPR was performed on two of them. Of those seriously injured, were a man and two women.

Five people were moderately injured and the remainder lightly to moderately. MDA said that no deaths took place.

Police suspected that an explosive device inside a bag was left at the bus stop, which then exploded.

A large number of police and ambulances were on the scene.

Roads surrounding the scene were closed to traffic and authorities were searching the area for additional explosive devices.

The public was advised to stay clear of the area.

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