Teen killed as twin blasts rock Jerusalem

RAMALLAH: Two bombs on Wednesday exploded at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts killing a 16-year-old Israeli boy and wounding at least 18 other people.
Police blamed the initial blast, during morning rush hour, on an improvised device at a bus station near the city exit. The second — about 30 minutes later — hit a bus stop near a settlement east of the city.
The first blast, police said, was caused by an explosive device placed inside a suitcase at the bus station crowded with passengers and soldiers.
The area was condoned off after the explosions and police deployment across the city was increased.
The main entrances to Jerusalem were closed and a manhunt was launched to try and track down the perpetrators. –Agencies