Explosions at two bus stops near entrances to Jerusalem; 13 injured, 2 critically

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Two explosions at two bus stops near Jerusalem’s entrances on Wednesday morning left at least 13 people injured, two of them critical, police and medics said.

The first explosion occurred close to Jerusalem’s main entrance in Givat Shaul shortly after 7 a.m., rush hour. Eleven people were injured in the blast, including two seriously and two critically, medical officials said.

The victims were taken to Shaare Zedek and Hadassah Ein Kerem hospitals in the city.

A second blast occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m., at the Ramot junction, another gateway to Jerusalem. At least two people were slightly injured by shrapnel in the second blast, medics said.

The explosions were said to have been caused by an explosive left in a bag, according to initial reports in the Hebrew media.

Security forces searched the area in an attempt to find suspects linked to the blast.

Police said they closed the Route 1 highway after the initial blast.

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