Two explosions at two bus stops at the entrance to Jerusalem this morning caused the death of one person and the injury of at least 31 otherssome of which are in critical condition. This was reported by the police and rescue teams who arrived at the scene.
the victim, reports the “Times of Israelquoting the public broadcaster Kan, would be a 16-year-old student of Canadian origin. According to the media, it is Aryeh Shtsupack who died in hospital in Jerusalem from wounds suffered in the attack. The Canadian embassy in Tel Aviv has not yet confirmed.
The security forces, reports the Times of Israelthey called the two explosions terrorist attacks. According to the media, three Palestinians were arrested, as reported by the television channel i24news.
The first blast occurred near the western entrance of Givat Shaul shortly after 7:00. Eleven people who were at the stop were injured, some of them seriously. One of the injured later died in hospital. The second explosion took place after 7:30 at the entrance to Ramot. Three people were slightly injured.
According to initial information, the two explosions were caused by bombs stuffed with nails and bolts detonated remotely. As reported by the Jerusalem Postauthorities are investigating the two explosions as a coordinated joint attack. Israeli police chief Kobi Shabtai said all buses in Jerusalem will be searched to see if there are any other bombs.