JERUSALEM - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a bomb yesterday aboard a crowded bus in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 40 others in an explosion that reduced the bus to a roofless tangle of metal and broken glass.
Palestinian Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo said in a statement that the Israeli army has killed more than 150 Palestinians since the last suicide bombing in January. The bus attack "will only divert attention" from the Palestinian casualties incurred in recent weeks and could undermine reform efforts, he said.
Photo(s); 1. Police officers work amid the remains of the bus in Haifa, Israel. They found a note from the bomber, praising the Sept. 11 attacks. 2. Medics aid the injured after someone detonated a bomb aboard a crowded bus in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Many of the victims were students at nearby Haifa University.; Credit: 1. ASSOCIATED PRESS 2. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE