TERRORISM

Jerusalem Bus Bombing Kills One

A deadly bomb ripped through a crowded bus station in Jerusalem Wednesday, killing one and injuring at least 30. Authorities initially said no one had been killed. Witnesses said the blast, which came from a bomb left in a bag on the side of the road, shook buildings across a wide area. Reporters on the scene said bodies were lying around, covered in blood, and that nearby cars and buildings had shattered windows. Israel suffered a spate of similar attacks from 2000 to 2004, but they have mostly disappeared in the past few years. None of the militant factions in Gaza has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but an Islamic jihad leader in Palestine said it would be a “natural response” to Israel’s strikes in Gaza over the past week.