Initial reports indicated that at least one person has been killed and several more wounded in a suspected car bombing and shooting incident near Kiryat Malachi in the south.
According to first responders, a car exploded between Routes 3 and 7, wounding two people, one of them critically — who was later pronounced dead — and one of them moderately.
At the same time, two people were reported wounded from gunshots just nearby, one seriously and one moderately, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service. Initial reports indicate that the gunfire came from police responding to the car bombing.
The incident is suspected to be part of an ongoing feud between local crime families, and not terror-related.