Jerusalem: Explosions reported at a bus station and the Ramot Junction, Israeli police say


Two blasts were reported in Jerusalem, including one that injured at least 11 people, Israeli police said on Wednesday.

The first blast was reported at 7:06 a.m. at a bus stop near the city entrance of Jerusalem, the police and Israel Emergency Services (MDA) said. Israeli army radio said the blast was caused by an explosive device placed at the scene.

The 11 injured included two people, aged 16 and 45, with serious wounds who were taken to hospital, said two paramedics from Magen David Adom, the Israeli Red Cross affiliate, who were at the scene.

“We were at the MDA station at the entrance to the city when we heard a large explosion. We immediately drove to the scene in large numbers, including ambulances, MICUs (mobile intensive care units) and medicycles,” the paramedics said.

“Two seriously injured lay nearby, a 16-year-old at the bus stop and a 45-year-old on the sidewalk,” they added.

A second explosion was reported at 7:30 a.m. at the city’s Ramot junction, police said. Three people were evacuated from the scene with minor injuries, they added.

An Israel Police spokesman said they were investigating and looking for suspects behind the two blasts.

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