Driver killed in apparent crime-related blast, several treated for shock.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF
A motorcyclist was killed when his vehicle exploded in the center of Kiryat Ata, north of Haifa on Thursday night. The motorcycle was overtaking a bus on the town's main road when the explosion occurred, police said."At this stage, it appears to be criminal-related," a police spokesman said.The man killed in the explosion was a Kiryat Ata resident in his twenties, who has a criminal record, police said. Police assessed the motorcyclist was targeted by a rival crime gang.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.Eye witnesses described hearing a very loud explosion, and seeing the motorcycle go up in flames.Magen David Adom ambulances and emergency vehicles flooded the scene in the minutes after the blast.
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