Woman, Toddler Injured in Car Explosion in Central Israel

The 29-year-old pregnant woman and her one-year-old daughter were rushed to hospital in a serious to moderate condition. The hospital says the fetus is a stable condition

Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni
Scene of the car explosion on Tuesday.
Scene of the car explosion on Tuesday.Credit: Ilan Assayag
Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni

A mother and her toddler were wounded on Tuesday in a car explosion in central Israel, which police suspects may have targeted the woman's husband.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

The 29-year-old pregnant woman and her one-year-old daughter were rushed to Kaplan Hospital in the city of Rehovot in a serious to moderate condition. Kaplan Hospital said in a statement the fetus is in stable condition.

While the woman was not known to the police, her husband is suspected of having links to criminal organizations and a police source said investigators examine if the explosives targeted him.

The woman’s husband was in the vicinity when the car exploded and cooperated with law enforcement officials.

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