A motorcyclist was killed whenhis vehicle exploded in the center of Kiryat Ata, north of Haifa onThursday night. The motorcycle was overtaking a bus on the town's mainroad when the explosion occurred, police said.
"At this stage this appears to be criminal-related," a police spokesman said.
Several bus passengers were treated on the scene for shock.
Senior Northern district police brass and a bomb squad attended the scene of the blast.
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