Police called to Tzipi Livni's home after explosion heard

Firecracker reportedly thrown at security post; neighbors say cloud of smoke seen rising from Tel Aviv house; Livni not in area at time.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 1, 2011 15:26
Tzipi Livni at the Rabbinical Assembly

livni at rabbinical assembly 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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A loud explosion was heard Friday very close the Tel Aviv home of Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni (Kadima.)

No injuries were reported as a result of the blast and Livni was not as her home at the time of the blast.

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According to reports, the explosion was caused by a firecracker which was thrown at the security post outside Livni's house in the Ramat HaHayal neighborhood of north Tel Aviv.

A cloud of smoke was seen rising next to the house after the explosion was heard, eyewitnesses and neighbors said.

Police and Shin Bet forces rushed to the scene. A bomb disposal unit scoured the area and inspected the premises.

Police were investigating claims that the incident was a prank, and who was behind the explosion.

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