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Five hurt in Tel Aviv criminal blast
TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) -- An explosion wounded up to five people outside a shop in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday in what appeared to be an attack by criminals, Israel Radio said.
It said that five people were hurt in the explosion in the suburb of Ramat Gan and that one person was hurt seriously.
The incident was apparently carried out by Israeli criminals, not Palestinian militants, and the apparent target was among the wounded, the radio report said.
The militant Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups have in the past tried to thwart peacemaking efforts between Israel and the Palestinians with bomb attacks that have killed scores.
Palestinians and Israelis were due to resume formal negotiations on Sunday in a bid to forge a final status peace deal by as early as mid-November.
A bomb explosion in the northern Israeli city of Hader in January wounded 16 people in what police said was an apparent Palestinian militant attack.
Israeli security officials said last month that a pipe-bomb they defused at a Jerusalem intersection had probably been planted by criminals.
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