Two tourists from Poland were lightly injured when a bomb exploded near a Jerusalem sidewalk on Friday evening.

Initial investigations show that the explosion was caused by a pipe bomb, placed in the bushes close to a palm-lined sidewalk at the entrance to the Jaffa gate, which leads into Jerusalem's Old City.

The injured tourists were taken to Jerusalem's Bikur Holim hospital for treatment. Police sealed off the area to search for any other explosive devices.