14-year-old injured in Tel Aviv explosion

A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured in an explosion in Tel Aviv, according to initial reports.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the young victim at the scene before transferring him to Ichilov Hospital.

It is not yet known what caused the blast, which occurred next to a local kindergarten along Aliyat Hanoar Street.

MDA sources claimed it was caused by an "object" which exploded, and said the teenage victim was in his home at the time of the blast.

Tel Aviv district police reported Wednesday afternoon that it appeared the object in question was likely a firecracker or flare, and probably not a bomb or grenade. Police added that it seems that the boy was playing with the object before it detonated.

The boy suffered a serious wound to his upper body but did not lose consciousness.

Updates to follow.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/213432

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