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.

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'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.