Israeli Embassy’s car hit by explosion in Delhi

  • A car belonging to the Israeli Embassy was gutted after it suddenly exploded in the VVIP area of Delhi on Feb 13. Wife of a senior diplomat is said to be among the four injured. 
  • The Innova SUV car, bearing diplomatic number 109 CD 35, went up in flames after it exploded near a petrol pump, metres away from 7 Race Course Road – PM’s residence. Another car in the vicinity was also damaged. 
  • As per unconfirmed reports, the car was being tailed by two men on a motorcycle. The man riding the pillion seat threw in ‘something’, following which there was an explosion in the car. 
  • Four persons are said to be injured and have been rushed to a nearby hospital. Among the injured is a 42-year-old lady who is posted as an administrative attaché in the Israeli Embassy. 
  • Initial reports said that the CNG cylinder of the vehicle had exploded but it was now clear that the car was not CNG-run. 
  • Sources said that there is a possibility the car was specially ‘targeted’. The fears were compounded as in a similar incident, an explosives-laden car was found near the Israeli Embassy in Georgia. That device was defused by police. 
  • The blast created a flutter among security agencies including elite SPG guarding the Prime Minister. A high alert was immediately sounded and the entire area has been cordoned off. 
  • Israel hit out at Iran accusing it to be behind the explosion in a car belonging to its embassy in Delhi saying that it was a terror attack. In a strong reaction Israel directly blamed Iran for the attacks in Delhi and Georgia.
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