An explosion ripped apart a rush-hour commuter bus in a West Jerusalem neighborhood this morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, and the death toll was expected to climb, according to Israeli media reports.
The bus was near a bus stop on Mexico Street, a residential thoroughfare, that cuts through Kiryat Menachem, a lower middle- class area of the city, when the explosion tore through the green bus, charring its interior, buckling its roof and spraying glass and debris across the street.
Although fewer suicide bombings and other attacks have occurred inside Israel in recent months in comparison with the relentless spate of incidents this spring, assaults have continued despite the Israeli military's chokehold on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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