Two killed in car bomb near Petah Tikvah

Two killed in car bomb near Petah Tikvah

Police suspect incident an underworld assassination

Two people were killed Thursday evening after their car exploded while they were driving on Highway 5 near Petah Tikvah.

Police said an initial investigation showed that the powerful explosion was caused by a bomb planted on the vehicle.

They suspect that the incident was an underworld assassination.

The identities of the two victims were not immediately clear. A second car was damaged by flying debris from the explosion, but its occupants were uninjured.

A Magen David Adom medic official who arrived at the scene said that it “was a strong fire. Pieces went flying out of the car… it was a difficult scene similar to terrorist attacks,” Ynet reported.

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