Feb
13

New Delhi blast hits Israeli diplomat’s car

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Two people injured in Indian blast, and device targeting Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, is defused

An explosion has struck an Israeli diplomat’s car in New Delhi, injuring two people – the driver and the diplomat’s wife – Indian officials said.

Israel’s embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, was also targeted, although the device was defused.

The explosion in Delhi took place in the late afternoon close to the Israeli embassy, said a spokesman, David Goldfarb. He did not identify the injured person.

The Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said: “We are looking into the incident and co-operation with local security forces is excellent.”

Indian foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said two people were wounded, the driver and the wife of an Israeli diplomat.

“They are in the hospital and being tended to,” he said.

Television footage showed a charred minivan with blue diplomatic plates, its rear door apparently blown out.

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