Female soldier wounded after Jerusalem stabbing attack

An Israeli soldier is recovering in hospital after she was stabbed on a train in Jerusalem.

The soldier, 19, was on the way to her army base and was leaving the city's light rail train when an attacker stabbed her in the chest and arm. She was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital.

According to the Jerusalem Post the stabber was a young Arab. Police are questioning a suspect in relation to the incident.

Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, urged residents to remain calm.

"I see the attempt to disrupt life in Jerusalem with the utmost gravity," he said. "Routine events in Jerusalem will continue as planned and the light rail will continue to operate, serving all residents both Arab and Jewish,"

Last updated: 1:40pm, March 15 2012