Kremlin on alert after Crimea hit by ‘drone attack

Written by on November 23, 2022

A 16-year-old boy has been killed and 14 other people have been wounded in two suspected bomb attacks at bus stops in Jerusalem, Israeli police say.

The explosions happened at two busy areas on the outskirts of the city as people were heading to work.

Israeli media said the teenager who died was an Israeli-Canadian religious student named Aryeh Shtsupak.

Israel’s internal security minister said at one scene that this was “an attack we haven’t seen in a long time”.

The atmosphere in the city feels volatile in a year of intensifying violence, Palestinian gun and knife attacks have targeted Israelis, and Israeli military raids have killed Palestinian gunmen and civilians in the occupied West Bank.

A return to the use of explosives in Jerusalem makes it one of the most significant attacks of its kind in years.

No group has so far said it was behind the blasts. However, the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad both praised the perpetrators of what they referred to as the “operation”.

Authorities in Russia-annexed Crimea claim to have repelled two drone attacks on the peninsula – one of which was reportedly targeting a power station.

Crimea was illegally annexed from Ukraine by Russia in 2014 and Kyiv has vowed to reclaim the territory.

Russian-installed Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said his on-duty air defence forces are working with no civilian objects harmed.

Crimean officials have also slammed reports that residents are being evacuated. The head of the Republic of Crimea called it “fake news”.

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