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30-year-old seriously injured by Acre car explosion in apparent mob hit

Victim taken to trauma center at local hospital as police launch investigation, say suspected motive not yet clear

Police and Fire and Rescue services on the scene of a car explosion in the northern city of Acre, September 24, 2022. (Israel Police)
Police and Fire and Rescue services on the scene of a car explosion in the northern city of Acre, September 24, 2022. (Israel Police)

A man was seriously wounded in a car explosion on Saturday in the northern city of Acre, according to police and medics, in a suspected gangland hit.

Paramedics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service said they treated the 30-year-old man on the scene and then transported him to Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya in a severe condition.

The man’s identity was not immediately released.

The hospital said that he was taken to the trauma center for treatment and was sedated and on a ventilator.

A police statement said an investigation was opened into the incident, adding that a suspected motive was not immediately clear.

Hebrew media outlets, however, widely reported that the explosion appeared to be an attempted underworld hit.

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