Netanyahu delays Russia departure after explosion

Bombing coincides with PM's planned flight; trip delayed as Netanyahu is briefed on Jerusalem bombing; Barak is currently in the US.

Netanyahu speech 311  (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Netanyahu speech 311
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he is delaying his departure on a planned trip to Russia after the explosion in central Jerusalem.
Netanyahu had just finished a meeting with his security cabinet to discuss the escalation of rocket attacks, when the bombing occurred, and was supposed to fly to Moscow on Wednesday afternoon.
The Prime Minister's trip will be delayed by a few hours, but Netanyahu does not intend to cancel the trip.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently returned from the United States.
The explosion, at a bus station near the Jerusalem International Conference Center, injured over 25 bystanders, with three in critical condition.