Free Press Journal

Israel embassy car gutted, two injured


New Delhi

Bombers targeted staff at Israel”s embassies in India and Georgia on Monday, the foreign mi

nistry said, with a bomb going off in New Delhi but a second device in Tbilisi defused.


The explosion tore through an Israeli diplomat’s car at Aurangzeb Road, near Prime Minister’s residence, Israeli officials said. The driver and a diplomat’s wife were injured, according to Indian officials.

The embassy was notified about the incident and the foreign ministry sounded an alert at Israeli missions across the world.

Indian police said a bomb hit an embassy car and wounded a woman. She was not immediately identified and there was no word on her condition.

Investigators are looking for two young men on a motorcycle, who were spotted near the car just before it caught fire. Some eyewitnesses claimed that the men threw something at the Innova car following which there was a minor explosion.

A team from the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory is at the spot to investigate.

Israel had put its foreign missions on especially high alert ahead of the Feb. 12 anniversary of the assassination, in 2008, of the military mastermind of Lebanon”s Hezbollah guerrillas, linked to the Shi”ite Islamist group Hezbollah, Imad Moughniyeh.

They had also warned of possible reprisals ordered by Tehran for the assassination of several scientists involved in Iran”s controversial nuclear programme.