2 Killed, 5 Injured in Jerusalem Bomb Blasts

Two persons were killed and five were injured in two explosions in Jerusalem this morning. The victims, not immediately identified by name, were Arabs except for one of the injured said to be a resident of the Jewish township of Kiryat Arba. The first explosion demolished a flat in the Christian quarter of East Jerusalem. One body was found in the rubble and four injured persons were hospitalized They were identified as students at a Christian school.

The second blast, at 10 a.m. local time, occurred near the Jerusalem branch of the Bank Hapoalim in the southern section of the city, killing an Arab resident of the administered territories and slightly injuring a Kiryat Arba man. The explosive charge detonated next to a parked car whose driver had just left the vehicle. It rocked a home for disabled children across the street from the bank but none of the children was hurt. Some eyewitnesses said that the Arab who was killed may have been the terrorist and the bomb went off in his hands. Jerusalem police chief Zvi Ben Aliahu urged the public to be on the alert and report any suspicious looking objects to the police.

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