Man killed in Afula car bombing; mob hit suspected
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Man killed in Afula car bombing; mob hit suspected

Doctors work to save life of victim in his forties but are forced to declare him dead, as police investigate motive for attack

An ambulance in Afula after a man was critically wounded in an explosion in his car, July 23, 2018 (Magen David Adom)
An ambulance in Afula after a man was critically wounded in an explosion in his car, July 23, 2018 (Magen David Adom)

A man in his forties was killed Monday when a car exploded in the northern city of Afula, in a suspected underworld hit.

The man was rushed to the city’s HaEmek Medical Center in critical condition, where doctors declared him dead several hours later.

Police said a bomb had gone off in the car, and were investigating.

The Ynet news site reported that the victim was employed as a guard at the local municipality. There were conflicting reports as to whether he had a criminal record.

A paramedic at the scene said: “Civilians had pulled out of the vehicle a man in his forties, who lay on the road with serious injuries to his lower appendages. I treated him, including stopping his bleeding, and he was taken to a hospital.”

Car bombings have become a trademark assassination method among underworld crime syndicates in Israel.

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