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Twin blasts in Jerusalem wound at least 15

Twin blasts in Jerusalem wound at least 15

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 11:06am

By Reuters


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Two explosions at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts wounded up to 15 people on Wednesday, emergency services said.

Israeli police blamed the initial blast on an explosive device planted at a bus station near the city exit, while a second soon after hit a bus stop in the neighbourhood of an urban settlement in the city’s east.

The explosions were about 30 minutes apart, police said.

Television images showed debris strewn around the scene of the first blast, which was cordoned off by emergency services.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities but health services said 12 people had been taken to hospital from the first blast, at least two with serious injuries. At least three people were wounded in the second explosion, police said.

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