Nov 23, 2022 07:43 UTC
  • One Israeli dead, multiple wounded, as two blasts rock bus stations in occupied al-Quds

Two separate explosions have rocked two bus stations at the entrance of occupied al-Quds, killing at least one Israeli and wounding several others.

According to Press TV quoting the initial reports released by Palestinian media, the explosions occurred on Shaari Street in occupied al-Quds on Wednesday morning.

The Jerusalem Post said one Israeli died and 18 others were injured, a number of whom are in critical condition.

The first explosion occurred near the Central Bus Station close to the main entrance of al-Quds at 7 a.m. local time and a second blast hit shortly after 7:30 a.m. at the Ramot junction, another entrance to the Israeli-occupied city.

Television footage showed debris around the blast scene, which was cordoned off by emergency services.

Police have not yet responded to reports that the first explosion was caused by explosives placed in a nearby bag. Investigations are underway.

Also, Israeli media quoted the police as saying that the second explosion took place on a bus that was empty in the nearby neighborhood of Ramot, with several suffering small wounds due to shrapnel.

Police noted they had closed off the Route 1 highway following the first blast.