Two People Wounded in South Tel Aviv Car Explosion

Investigators believe explosion is criminal assassination attempt; bomb went off as car was driving on Ben Zvi Road.

One person was seriously wounded and another moderately hurt on Saturday evening when an explosion occurred in a car driving on Ben Zvi Road in Tel Aviv, near the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Though an investigation is still in its early stages, experts believe the incident was a criminal assassination attempt. Police have begun scanning the scene for evidence.

A month ago, a car exploded in central Tel Aviv, wounding at least seven people. An initial investigation indicated that the explosion Begin Street was an assassination attempt targeting criminal kingpin Nissim Alperon.