jerusalem bus explosion 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
Police Insp.-Gen. David Cohen said that the Israel Police and Jerusalem Police were as prepared for Wednesday's Jerusalem terror attack as they could be."We will have to search for the perpetrators and stop future attacks,"
Franco said. "We will do everything to get them and return Jerusalem to
its routine, and allow for all the activities planned in the coming days
and months to proceed."
Cohen said that he did not believe that the
attack represented a move backwards towards the years of terror attacks,
but said that the Israel and Jerusalem Police are fully prepared for
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Cohen added that there were still no suspects in the bombing that killed one and injured 39.
explosive device, placed across from the Jerusalem International
Conference Center weighed between one and two kilograms, and was packed
Cohen noted that police were already on high alert following the Purim holiday and ahead of the Jerusalem marathon due to take place on Friday.
When asked whether he was surprised by the attack, Cohen said he was not, noting that we live in a country where terrorist attacks occur.
Police began searching for suspects shortly after the bomb exploded at the bus
station, setting up roadblocks around the capital city.
In an interview with Channel 10 News, Jerusalem District Police chief
Cmdr. Aharon Franco said that police do not know how the bomb was set
off and that there was no warning that a terror attack would occur
"We operate as if the city is under a threat every day," Franco explained, "but this time we missed."
Franco added that he was not sure if the Jerusalem Marathon, which is
scheduled to begin at the site of the bombing on Friday, will take place
or not, but said it is likely to proceed.