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Police suspect ‘high quality’ Jerusalem bombs planted by organized terror cell

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem,  Nov. 23, 2022 (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli police inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem, Nov. 23, 2022 (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

The head of the police operations division says the two bombs that were detonated at bus stops in Jerusalem this morning, killing one and wounding over 20 others, were “high quality” explosive devices.

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Commissioner Sigal Bar Zvi says due to the nature of the attack, police suspect an organized cell was behind it, rather than just one person.

She says the bombs were placed behind the bus stops and in a bush.

She adds there were no specific warnings about the attack, but there had been intelligence pointing to planned attacks in general.

Police also raised their level of alert following the attack, according to Bar Zvi.

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