A suicide bomber blew himself up outside David’s Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. The attack took place early Wednesday morning, lightly wounding at least eight people. The terrorist, who was wearing a nail and metal-studded bomb for added deadly effect, was targeting Israeli government ministers, according to Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, Public Security Minister Uzi Landau and Religious Affairs Minister Asher Ohana were at the hotel at the time of the attack, Israel Radio reported.
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