| 9 December 2023, Saturday |

Explosion near bus stop injures at least 7 in Jerusalem

At least seven persons were hurt by an explosion on Wednesday near a bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem, according to Israel’s ambulance service.

Although authorities would not corroborate the report and stated that investigations were ongoing, Israeli Army Radio claimed that the explosion was caused by an explosive device that was installed at the area.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities but at least two of the wounded were seriously injured, ambulance services said.

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

The explosion follows months of tension in the occupied West Bank after the Israeli military launched a crackdown in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in Israel.

  • Reuters