Report: Target was 'head of leading crime family'

Israeli media are reporting that the apparent target of the Tel Aviv explosion, the head of a leading crime family who is being named locally as Nissim Alperon, escaped after spotting the bomber approaching.


'Car explosion' in Tel Aviv

Israeli police have said that an explosion has gone off in a car in Tel Aviv but that there is a "strong possibility" it is a criminal act. Several people have been hurt in the blast, according to Reuters.