Multiple explosions rock Jerusalem, at least 15 injured, casualties feared

Jerusalem was rocked by two explosions on Wednesday morning, leaving at least dozens hurt, with two said to be critical.

The blast occurred at two bus stops at the entrance to Jerusalem during peak commute hours. The first one was reported from the main entrance of Jerusalem in Givat Shaul, around 7 am, while the second blast took off at the Ramot junction, another entrance to Jerusalem at 7.30 am, the Times of Israel newspaper reported.

Eleven people were injured in Givat Shaul, while two were lightly hurt by shrapnel in the second explosion. All the injured have been admitted to Shaare Zedek and Hadassah Ein Kerem hospitals in the city.

Yosef Haim Gabay, a medic who was at the scene when the blasts occurred, told Army Radio that “there is damage everywhere here” and that some of the wounded were bleeding heavily.

Videos shared on social media purportedly showed police closing off the Route 1 highway following the first blast.

Though it was unclear as to who was responsible for the blasts, the enforcement officials have reportedly found an explosive device left in a bag.

The security officers are conducting a combing operation in the area in an attempt to find any suspects connected to the explosion.

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