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One confirmed dead, dozens injured in Jerusalem bus station bombing

A 60-year-old woman has died following an explosion in Jerusalem city centre earlier today.

Israeli rescue workers and paramedics treat an injured man after an explosion near a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
Israeli rescue workers and paramedics treat an injured man after an explosion near a bus stop in Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
Image: Bernat Armangue/AP/Press Association Images

ONE PERSON HAS been confirmed dead after a bomb exploded on a bus in central Jerusalem earlier today.

A 60-year-old woman died and 39 more people were injured when the bomb went off just opposite the Jerusalem Conference Centre in the city.

The Jerusalem Post reports that three people were seriously injured by the explosion itself, while a further five were moderately injured by shrapnel packed into the device.

Police are now looking for a man, who they believe may have left a bag containing the bomb on the bus.

The attack comes one day after Israel launched airstrikes on the Palestinian city of Gaza, killing eight people.

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