Car blast in Tel Aviv possibly work of organized crime, police say

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-10 07:20:12-05

By CNN Staff

JERUSALEM (CNN) — A car exploded in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Thursday, but police say they don’t think the blast was terror-related.

The explosion occurred near a bus. There was no word on casualties.

Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN the incident appeared to be related to organized crime.

Two months ago, a bus was bombed in Tel Aviv, a strike that wounded 24 people and that police regard as a terror attack.

An Arab-Israeli was arrested in connection with the blast. Police said the attacker was carrying out orders from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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