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Police Looking for Bombing Suspect

Police are looking for an Arab youth about five feet six inches tall in connection with the bomb explosion aboard an Egged bus yesterday in which ten passengers were injured. Composite drawings are being circulated based on descriptions by eye-witnesses.

The youth reportedly boarded the Tel Aviv-bound bus at Kfar Saba, placed a green plastic bag on the luggage rack and left the bus at the first stop. Passengers said the suspect seemed in great haste to leave the bus but was thought to be hurrying to work.

The battery-activated bomb concealed in a food tin with nails detonated shortly afterwards. The injured passengers, Jews and Arabs, received first aid on the spot and five of them were taken to hospitals in ambulances or private cars.

Two are at the Sheba Medical Center, two at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and one at the Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva. Only one of the injured was still on the serious list today. As a result of the bombing, police have urged all bus passengers to be on the alert for suspicious-looking parcels left on buses or in terminals.

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