Small explosion near Israeli Embassy in New Delhi

Police in New Delhi say a “very low intensity” device has exploded near the Israeli Embassy in the Indian capital, causing no injuries and little damage

Via AP news wire
Friday 29 January 2021 13:55 GMT
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A “very low intensity” device exploded Friday near the Israeli Embassy in the Indian capital, but there were no injuries and little damage, police said.

New Delhi police said the only damage was to the windows of three cars parked nearby, which were shattered by the blast.

A preliminary investigation “suggests a mischievous attempt to create a sensation,” police said in a statement.

Police cordoned off the area and were investigating.

No other details were immediately available.

In 2012, an explosion under an Israeli Embassy car in New Delhi injured four people, including the wife of a diplomat. Police said two men riding on a motorbike planted the explosive device under the car when it stopped at a traffic signal. The device exploded soon afterward.

Israel accused Iran of involvement in that blast.

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