At least one person was killed and 12 others injured in two separate explosions that rocked Jerusalem city, according to Israeli officials.

Iran PressMiddle East: Israeli police said that the incidents on Wednesday morning are suspected of being a Palestinian attack.

The explosions came hours after a Palestinian 16-year-old boy was killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to Palestinian officials.

The first explosion took place at around 7 am (4:00 am GMT) near an Israeli bus station along a highway on the western entrance into Jerusalem that is usually packed with commuters.

Seven people were injured in the first explosion, according to medics, with at least two in serious condition.

The second explosion, which officials described as “controlled,” took place less than half an hour later at the Ramot junction in northern Jerusalem. Officials said about three people were lightly injured from shrapnel.

Reporting from Ramot, Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher said police believe the first incident was caused by “explosives packed inside a bicycle left at a bus stop.”

Both explosions are believed to have been activated from afar.


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