TEL AVIV (Aug. 11)
An Egged bus was severely damaged yesterday in Dimona when an explosive charge was detonated in its rear. There were no passengers on the bus at the time. The bus had brought a group of construction workers from Hebron and neighboring villages to Dimona. After the passengers left the bus, the driver parked the vehicle near a construction site and went to a nearby kiosk. It was then that the explosion occurred. Police rounded up all the passengers and after brief questioning held 10 for further interrogation. An examination of the explosive charge showed that it could have caused fatalities.