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A man in his 20s was killed by an explosive device planted in a
vehicle in Afula on Tuesday evening, in what police have described as a
The blast rocked Afula's Rehov Kirshtein, near a post office, and caused critical injuries to the individual. RELATED:16-year-old killed by grenade explosion near Karmiel
He was rushed by ambulance to the Ha'emek hospital in Afula, where he died of his injuries soon afterward.
A second woman who was in the area was lightly injured by shrapnel.
Local residents feared a terrorist attack had taken place.
numbers of police were mobilized to the area and sealed off the blast
site. The initial investigation was headed by Amakim police sub-district
head Cmdr. Nissim Levi.
"We stress that this is a criminal incident," police said.
Police did not immediately release the name of the casualty.