Briton killed in Jerusalem bus bombing

Israeli officials had earlier said a woman died in the blast in Jerusalem.

London: A British national was killed when a bomb ripped through a bus in Jerusalem, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

Israeli officials had earlier said a woman died and more than 30 people were wounded in the blast in the Holy City on Wednesday.

"We can confirm a British national was killed in a bus bomb in Jerusalem on the 23rd of March," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman could not confirm if the Briton was a woman and could not say if the person was a tourist or was living in Jerusalem.

Israeli police said the bomb had been hidden in a bag at a bus stop near Jerusalem`s central bus station at the western entrance to the city.

Foreign Secretary William Hague called it a "callous and disgusting act of terrorism”.

Bureau Report