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Explosion Injures 12 People

March 8, 1979
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Twelve tourists were injured, two seriously, when a bomb exploded in the bus terminal at the Allenby Bridge on the Jordan River, the border point between Israel and Jordan. There were no immediate details as to their identities, nationalities or exact medical condition.

At about the same time, another explosion took place in a tourist bus parked outside the Intercontinental Hotel on top of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The driver, who was alone in the bus, jumped out as the explosion occurred. He was not injured.

In a third bombing incident, an explosive charge was discovered in a tourist bus passing through Afula. The charge was dismantled without causing any damage or injuries. All three buses are owned by the Nazareth Tours Company.

Meanwhile, Israeli security was being beefed up in preparation for President Carter’s arrival Saturday night. Based on previous experiences, security forces anticipate that terrorists may try to carry out demonstrative acts to focus world attention on the Palestinian problem. Some tens of thousands of policemen and security personnel will be deployed for the duration of Carter’s visit.

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