Andrea Sturdivant|Saturday, May 28, 2016
JERUSALEM- Officials say a bus erupted Monday in mechanical area in southern Jerusalem, hurting as many as 16 people.
Jerusalem Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld spoke to USA TODAY that their department are figuring out if there was a hazardous device on the bus.
Channel 2 News reported that the bus had few people on board or was empty when the bus erupted.
Channel 2 News reported that the blast then burst through a second bus next to it, causing both buses to catch on fire. Clouds of black smoke could be seen miles away from the area.
The news station reported from Shaare Tzedek Medical Center that 16 people were hurt, with two on the critical list.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told Channel 2 News that “Jerusalem citizens, all Israelis, need to be cautious. They need to keep their range of view open “for apprehensive items and people.
The Associated Press reported that the blast came from among movement of Palestinian invasions on Israelis on the past several months and constructed initial fears of self-destruction attacks a years ago in Israeli cities.
Reuters reported that attacks on Israeli buses by self-destruction bombers were constant during the Palestinian revolt in 2000-2005 but they have been limited in consideration of.
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