One dead and 14 injured in two explosions in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem (EFE).- One person died and at least 14 were injured in two explosions in two different parts of Jerusalem, in incidents that could indicate possible attacks with explosive devices

According to the police, early in the morning, there was a first explosion at a bus stop which injured at least 12 people.

All were taken to nearby hospitals, three in critical condition, and one was pronounced dead a short time later, as reported by the Magen David Adom emergency service and police.

Shortly after, another explosion occurred at a bus stop in the settlement of Ramot in occupied East Jerusalem, where three people were lightly injured by shrapnel, according to the medical team of United Hatzalah emergency.

Prime Minister calls security meeting

Police are searching the affected areas for possible suspects and have cut off several access roads to Jerusalem, suspecting it to be a “terrorist attack”.

If this possibility were confirmed, it would be the first of its kind in Jerusalem for years.

According to investigators, a first inspection at the scene of the explosions “shows that different explosive charges were placed on the two scenes”, indicating “a possible combined attack”.

Given what happened, outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid called a security meeting at 12:00 p.m. local time to discuss the situation.

So far, no Palestinian faction has claimed responsibility for the blasts, although the Islamist group Hamas has welcomed the attack.

“We commend our Palestinian people and our people in the occupied city of Jerusalem for the heroic operation,” Hamas said in a statement, in which it viewed the incident as “the result of the crimes of the occupation (Israel) and settlers”. “”.

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