Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
TEL AVIV, November 21 (Itar-Tass) – Number of people wounded in Wednesday afternoon’s explosion of a bomb on a bus in Tel Aviv has risen to 22, an official at the Ichilov hospital said.
Most of the wounded were delivered from the site of explosion to Ichilov.
One of the wounded was in a heavy condition at the time of reporting, while another four persons were in a medium-heavy condition and the rest had light injuries or were suffering from a nervous shock or contusions.
The police and secret services sealed off the site of the incident and launched a search for a possible terrorist and his or her accomplices. Israeli TV said people were being evacuated from the Azrieli Cente Skyscraper, which is broadly viewed as Tel Aviv’s calling card.
Instructions were issued to the residents of apartment blocks and workers of the offices located nearby to stay inside buildings.
The bus exploded on Shaul HeMelech Street near the entrance of the city in the vicinity of the Diamond Exchange in Ramat-Gan. Located on the same street are conventional apartment blocks and offices and the Center of Performing Arts.
Located in a district nearby are the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defense.
At the time of the explosion, the regular scheduled bus from Bnei Brak to Ramat Gan to Tel Aviv was passing the area at a big enough distance away from the compound.