Explosion in an Israeli embassy car triggers panic

An Israeli embassy car exploded close to the mission here in a suspected coordinated terror attack after a car bomb involving an Israeli Embassy vehicle in Georgian capital of Tbilisi was defused.

According to initial investigations, two motorcycle borne youths tailed the Israeli Embassy vehicle on Aurangzeb Road in the high security zone, not far from Prime Minister's residence, and allegedly placed "something" in the rear of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal.

Minutes later, there was an explosion and the Toyota innova bearing number 109-CD-35 went into flames.

Three persons including Administrative Attache of the Embassy received injuries in the incident at 3.15 PM near a petrol station, located 500 metres from the 7-Race Course Road official residence of the Prime Minister.

An indication that the incident in Delhi could be a part of targeted attacks on Israeli staff came when a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Jerusalem that there have been incidents in which embassy staff were targetted in Tbilisi and New Delhi.

The incident came one day after the fourth anniversary of the killing of Hezbollah's deputy leader Imad Mughniyah.

Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said two Israeli embassy employees were injured in the incident. "We have rushed bomb disposal squad to the spot. We are investigating the cause of fire," he said

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