20 injured in Tel Aviv suicide attack
At least 20 people were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an eating joint in a crowded old bus station in Israel's capital Tel Aviv.Updated: Jan 21, 2006 11:13 IST
At least 20 people were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an eating joint in a crowded old bus station in Israel's capital Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv district commander David Tzur confirmed that the attack was of a terrorist nature.
The suicide bomber was the only person killed in the explosion, police said.
A search was launched in the area looking for suspicious people and cars and Police Chief Moshe Karadi, also beefed up forces patrolling the seamline to prevent further attacks.
Local media reported Iranian media as saying that Islamic Jihad carried out the attack.
The attack took place quite close to where the security establishment was holding its weekly meeting.
Minister for Internal Security Gideon Ezra, told Channel two that "such attacks only harm the Palestinian interests and they should disown the militant organisations".
First Published: Jan 21, 2006 11:13 IST