DEVELOPING: 1 Killed, At Least 18 Injured In Twin Bombings At Yerushalayim Bus Stops

Two explosions at two bus stops near the entrance to Yerushalayim on Wednesday morning left one person dead and at least another 18 people injured, several critically, Israeli police said.

The first explosion occurred at a bus stop in Givat Shaul, just after 7am, as people were rushing to work and to Shachris.

At least twelve people at the bus stop were injured in the blast, including two critically and two seriously.

About 30 minutes later, a second explosion occurred at the Ramot junction.

Three people were lightly injured in the second blast.

16-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, a Canadian citizen yeshiva student who lived in Har Nof, was killed in the attack.

The explosives were thought to be left on a bike at the first bus stop. The exact circumstances of both explosions were not immediately clear.

Speaking at scene of one of the attacks, Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai said there may have been two attackers and called on the public to be alert for suspicious packages.

Bombing attacks targeting bus stops and buses, a trademark of the second intifada, are very unusual and haven’t taken place in the country for several years.

Update: Police have now clarified that 22 people were injured in total, 18 at the first attack and five in the second explosion.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hashem should send a quick and speedy recovery to all the injured.
    I think that one of the reasons why the arabs are angry is due to the fact that some people go to the Har HaBayis. These young adults that go up there, they are indirectly partially responsible for these tragedies.
    Stop thinking only about yourself, yourself and yourself.
    Your actions are causing another person to get hurt.
    The main thing is that I am alive, if the next guy gets hurt through my actions-tough luck-I only care about myself-

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