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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Another Bombing in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM -- A suicide bomber emerged from a car and detonated explosives at a bus stop in northern Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, killing at least three people and injuring more than 35, according to Israeli media reports and police.

The attack came a day after a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 19 people on a bus in southern Jerusalem, the deadliest bombing in the city in six years.

In Wednesday's blast, the bomber sprang from a red Audi car, ran past two policemen and set off the explosive, according to police. One of the policemen was chasing the bomber at the time of the blast, and the officer was badly hurt, said Jerusalem police chief Mickey Levy.

The car sped away, disappearing into Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, police said.

Army radio reported three dead. Levy said a number of people were killed, but did not give a precise figure. Several of the wounded were in critical condition, rescue workers said.

"The Palestinian wave of terror continues to be unleashed against Israel's civilian population," said David Baker, a spokesman for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

The blast occurred near a busy crossroads, in a part of the city that Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war, and which Palestinians claim for a future state.

After Tuesday's attack, Israel said it would reoccupy parts of Palestinian territory in response to bombings.

Palestinian suicide bombers have carried out 71 attacks in 21 months of violence, killing more than 220 people.