Bomb Blast outside Jewish synagogue in Los Angeles
By Indo Asian News Service | IANS
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) A pipe bomb exploded outside a Jewish
place of worship in Los Angeles Thursday but there was no
immediate report of casualties, police said.
The explosion took place in the parking lot of the synagogue in
Santa Monica area, prompting police to evacuate an area of four
blocks, Xinhua reported.
Police did not say whether the explosion was an act of terrorism,
but said an investigation has been launched into the possibility
of a hate crime.
They said they were trying to determine whether the synagogue was
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the FBI and Santa Monica
Police were jointly conducting the investigation, officials said.