Two people were killed, and at least ten others were injured when a car bomb blast ripped through the Mahane Yehuda market in west Jerusalem on Thursday, Israel’s radio reported.
The chief police commander in the Jerusalem area, Yair Yitzhaki said that a car bomb exploded close to 3.00 pm (13.00 GMT) on a side street near the market in Jerusalem, according to Israel's radio.
Police have identified at least an Israeli as one of the people killed in the attack, he added.
No one thus far has claimed responsiblity for the attack.
Vast plumes of smoke billowed into the air over the center of the Jewish part of Jerusalem as ambulances rushed to the area, the target of previous attacks by Islamic militants, reported AFP.
Israel's radio reported that the bomb could have been activated by a remote control far from the shopping center.
Earlier, the radio reported that a car tried to enter the center of the market. Policemen saw the car and suspected and then chased it.
The car turned to one of the side streets of the market then exploded.
Last week, a Palestinian was arrested in northern Israel in a bus. He was planning to bomb himself in Haifa.
The incident was reported by Thursday the Shin Beit (Israel’s internal security).
Meanwhile, two explosive devices were thrown at an Israeli outpost in Hebron, reported the Jerusalem Post, quoting Israel’s radio.
Both soldiers manning the position were injured in the explosion, the radio reported – Albawaba.com
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