16-yr-old student dead as two explosions rock Jerusalem


By Biodun Busari

A 16-year-old student, Aryeh Shechopek was killed and more than a dozen others injured as two explosions hit shook Jerusalem early Wednesday.

An Israeli police spokesperson described the explosions as a “combined terror attack.”

CNN reports the first explosion happened at a bus station near the entrance to Jerusalem at 7:06 am where nothing less than 11 people were injured. It was the first explosion that killed Shechopek.

The police went further that the second explosion occurred nearly 30 minutes later at the city’s Ramot junction, at 7:30 am where three people were evacuated with minor injuries.

According to reports, initial investigations showed that explosive devices were positioned at both blast sites and a search is underway for suspects, the police spokesperson said.


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