terrorist attack on bus in Tel Aviv, mass casualty event
Dozens of amublances, cop cars, and firetrucks are racing past my apartment with sirens screaming. A bus has blown up in Tel Aviv at King Shaul (Shaul HaMelek) Street. Updates as I get them (you’ll need to reload the page).
Update: At least 10 wounded. Reports it was a suicide bombing. Also reports police are giving chase to suspects involved in the attack.
Update: Reports of second live bomb found at the scene. Medics working to get injured away quickly. Police trying to clear the scene.
Update: Fear of another attack elsewhere in the city. Terrorists escaped the scene. More sirens blazing past.
Update: No body of terrorist in bus. Left bomb in a bag under a seat. Terrorist on the loose.
Update: Ground and air search underway for terrorist. Police helicopters in the air over Tel Aviv.
Update: news of the attack is being broadcast by mosque loudspeakers across Gaza in celebration claiming it is a victory from Allah.
Update: second bomb found on bus that did not explode.
Update: Female suspect arrested in Ramat Gan at the Diamond Exchange.
Update: Number of injured now reported at 13 evacuated to hospital. Now up to 16, with 3 in critical condition. Thank g-d the second bomb did not go off. It is a miracle no one is dead on the scene. 17 injured.
Update: Channel 2 reports Palestinians handing out candy and celebrating in Ramallah and across the West Bank
Update: Now saying terrorist not arrested. Arutz 7 reporting a suspect (male) was arrested in Ramat Gan. Reports of another explosion at Azrieli Mall on radio but unconfirmed.
Update; Male terror suspect arrested, female terrorist being searched for. Number of injured rises to 21.
Update: Azrieli Mall is closed off (close to where the bus blew up), police are seeking a “pregnant” looking female terrorist. She may be pregnant or may have disguised herself as a pregnant woman to avoid suspicion in the bombing.
Update: schools have been told not to release students at the regular time in Tel Aviv but to keep them inside until further notice.
Update: schools can now (1:40) let the children go home.