G-d in heaven! (said in anguish, despair, fear or frustration)
X-ray front view pelvis imbedded with nails, metal fragments
The suicide bombing occurred about 1:40 p.m. when the attacker, carrying a bag stuffed with 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) of explosives, approached the "The Mayor's Falafel" restaurant in a busy neighborhood near Tel Aviv's old central bus station. The restaurant, which had been the target of a January bombing, was packed with Israelis on vacation during the weeklong Passover holiday.
A guard outside was checking the bomber's bag when the bomb exploded, police and witnesses said.
"Suddenly there was a boom. The whole restaurant flew in the air," said Azi Otmazgo, 35, who was inside and was wounded on his hands, foot and head.
The bomb, laced with nails and other projectiles, shattered car windshields, smashed windows of nearby buildings and blew away the restaurant's sign. Glass shards and blood splattered the ground.
Police said the guard was torn in half by the blast.
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