Initial reports said that there was a car explosion.
ISRAEL UNDER TERROR THIS WEEKEND:
9 Major terror attacks
10 civilians injured
10 Police officers injured
3 Arab terrorists shot dead
Update, 7:23 a.m.: The vehicle carrying the explosive was driven by a female terrorist, who screamed “Allahu Akhbar” become detonating the explosive. A second bomb in the car is being safely detonated.
Update, 7: 33 a.m.: It is being reported that the terrorist was killed by the very bomb she activated. The officer was lightly wounded.
Update, 7:42 a.m.: The bombing would be the first suicide bombing by Palestinian terrorists since 2008.
Update, 7:44 a.m.: The female terrorist blew herself up just a few feet away from an Egged bus when police approached her. Officials are calling it “a miracle.” The driver, who seemed apprehensive, was told to stop and pulled to the side of the road. As the police officer approached, the bomb was activated.
The status of the terrorist has not been confirmed.
Update, 7:49 a.m.: Medical personnel now say that the terrorist did not die in the explosion. She was seriously injured but not killed in the explosion near the A-Zaim checkpoint on Route 437, the road connecting A-Zayim and Maale Adumim.