Teenager killed and 14 injured in Jerusalem bombings

By Linsey McNeill
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A 16-year-old boy died and 14 other people were injured in two suspected bomb attacks at bus stops in Jerusalem, according to Israeli police.

The explosions happened in two different areas on the outskirts of the city, said the BBC. The first was in Givat Shaul, close to the main entrance to Jerusalem and the second happened 30 minutes later in Ramot Junction, another entrance to the city.

Israeli media have named the teenager who died as Israeli-Canadian religious student Aryeh Shtsupak.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the Palestinian militant groups Hams and Islamic Jihad have both praised the perpetrators, according to the BBC.

Foreign Office advice for Israel

The Foreign Office has yet to update its travel advice to Israel following the bombings. Its latest advice, from 21 October, warns that terrorists are ‘very likely to carry out attacks in Israel’.

It adds: “Areas where foreign nationals and tourists are known to gather may be at higher risk of attack. You should be particularly vigilant in these areas and follow any specific advice of the local security authorities.”

Recent incidents include the fatal stabbing of three Israelis in May, the fatal shooting of two Israelis in Tel Aviv in April, the fatal shooting of five Israelis in Bne Brak in March and the fatal stabbing of four locals in Hadera, also in March.

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