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Police bolster forces, hunt for terror cell behind deadly Jerusalem bombings

Police deployed bolstered forces to Jerusalem and other parts of the country Wednesday, while launching a manhunt for a suspected terror cell that detonated explosive devices at two bus stops in Jerusalem hours earlier, killing a teenager and wounding more than 20 others.

Police spokesman Eli Levy said the alert level had been raised nationwide, though the most intense focus remained on Jerusalem.

Visiting victims of the attack who were hospitalized at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, PM-elect Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We still have a fight against cruel terror, which is again raising its head. We’ll do everything to return security to all Israeli citizens rapidly.” 

The bombings came during a time of heightened tensions, following a series of terror attacks that left 30 people dead throughout Israel specifically Judea & Samaria, since the start of the year, including Wednesday’s attack.

Source TOI/ Photos Olivier Fitoussil/Flash90

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