At least 1 dead, a dozen injured in explosions at Jerusalem bus stops

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Nov. 23 (UPI) — Two bombs exploded at bus stops in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, killing at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities.

Israel Police said in a statement that an explosive device planted near the entrance of a Givat Shaul Junction bus station detonated shortly after 7 a.m., injuring 11 people, including four seriously.

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The wounded were transported to a local hospital where one of the injured was pronounced dead, authorities said.

About a half hour later, a second explosion was reported near a Ramot Junction bus stop, resulting in three people being lightly injured.

Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical service, said paramedics had transported seven patients to local hospitals, including two in serious condition.

“Blood Services have supplied an initial 70 units of blood to the hospitals treating the wounded from this morning’s terror attacks in Jerusalem,” MDA tweeted.

The national police department said officers were at both scenes collecting evidence and searching for suspects.

An inspection of Israeli police at both scenes found that explosive devices were used in what they suspect was “a combined attack.”

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Amid the investigation, authorities have closed roads near both of the crime scenes.

This is a developing story.