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Police suspect remote-detonated devices packed with nails used in Jerusalem attacks

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

A member of the Israeli security forces holds a sniffer dog at the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem on November 23, 2022 (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
A member of the Israeli security forces holds a sniffer dog at the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in Jerusalem on November 23, 2022 (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Police suspect the two explosions in Jerusalem this morning were caused by near-identical remotely detonated explosive devices left in bags.

The devices were packed with nails to maximize casualties, the Kan public broadcaster reports, citing police officials.

One person was killed and at least another 18 people hurt in two explosions shortly after 7 a.m. at two bus stops at entrances to the city, police and medics said.

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