Jerusalem (Web Desk): At least one person was killed and 14 others were wounded in two separate explosions targeting bus stops in Jerusalem Wednesday.
An explosion at a bus stop at the western exit from Jerusalem killed a man and wounded 11. A separate blast at another stop a short distance away damaged a bus and wounded three people, the hospitals treating the casualties said.
The twin blasts struck half an hour apart, police said, noting that explosives experts were at the scene with police and forensic scientists “collecting evidence and scanning the area for suspects.”
Earlier, Israeli police blamed the initial blast on an explosive device planted at a bus station near the city exit and claimed that the explosions appeared to be a Palestinian attack.
Initially, 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.
Israel Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev said he spoke with the police chief and was “briefed on the two attacks in Jerusalem.”
The explosions follow months of tension in the occupied West Bank.