The explosions rocked two bus stops in Jerusalem as Israelis traveled during rush hour on Wednesday morning, killing a teenager and injuring at least 14 people.
A 16-year-old boy killed in one of the blasts has been identified as Aryeh Shechopek, a Canadian citizen.
“Heartbroken to confirm that a young Canadian man lost his life in this morning’s reprehensible terror attack in Jerusalem,” Canadian Ambassador to Israel Lisa Stadelbauer tweeted. “Our deepest condolences to his family and friends, and to others injured in this attack. Canada continues to condemn all forms of terror.”
The first explosion occurred shortly after 7 a.m. local time at a busy bus station. Israeli police suspect that a bag of explosives was detonated remotely. Another explosion hit a second bus stop minutes later, injuring two.
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“The US Embassy condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks on public places in Jerusalem and offers its deepest condolences to the victims and their loved ones,” the US Embassy in Jerusalem tweeted. “We are closely monitoring the situation. Terrorism is a dead end that achieves absolutely nothing.”
US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides called the blasts “cowardly terror attacks” in a statement posted on Twitter.
“My heart breaks for the families of those who were injured,” he added.
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Police continue to investigate and were looking for additional explosive devices in Jerusalem while raising the city’s alert level.
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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid conducted a security assessment along with Defense Minister Benny Gantz and other officials. Incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the injured victims at a local hospital.
Fox News’ Yonat Frilling and Karen Liel contributed to this report.