TEL AVIV, April 18./TASS/. The bus explosion in Jerusalem on Monday was caused by a bomb, Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld has said.
"Bomb experts have confirmed that an explosive device was triggered in the bus," he said, adding that 21 people were injured according to updated reports.
No Russians were injured in the explosion in the southwest of Jerusalem, according to early reports from the consular department of the Russian Embassy to Israel, the head of the consular department, Ruslan Kandaurov, told Tass.
An empty bus exploded in Jerusalem earlier on Monday, the Jerusalem Post reported, saying "injuries occurred after another bus nearby was damaged in the incident".