TEL AVIV, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- A loud explosion rattled Tel Aviv on Thursday noon in what appears to be part of a feud between criminals, police sources confirmed to Xinhua.
Two people were lightly injured and were evacuated to the nearby Ichilov hospital, Magen David Adom Emergency Services CEO Eli Bin told Xinhua. Police sources said they have taken the option of a terror attack off the table regarding Thursday's explosion.
According to eyewitnesses who've spoken to Channel 2 news, a motorcyclist clung to a Mazda car and then detonated an explosive device, setting the car ablaze.
In addition, a bus nearby, with no passengers on board, was damaged following the explosion.
The explosion took place on the Menachem Begin main road, near Tel Aviv train station. Not far from the site, a bus exploded after a nationalistic-motivated attack during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012, injuring 37 people.
Police forces at the scene blocked the area for traffic and instructed residents to stay clear of the scene.
The Tel Aviv District Police has embarked on an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.