Bustle back at Israeli embassy car blast site

Bustle back at Israeli embassy car blast site

Bustle back at Israeli embassy car blast site

A day after an Israeli embassy car carrying the wife of a defence attache was targeted in a terror attack, the morning bustle seemed to be back at the blast site at Delhi's Aurangzeb Road crossing Tuesday with the area opened for normal traffic.

Media vehicles were the only indicator of Monday's incident. Broadcast vans were parked close to the blast site and next to the nearby Tughlaq Road police station even as daily commuters went their way.

Police that had cordoned off the area at night were virtually absent from the scene. Barricades had been removed and regular traffic was back on the road.

At 3.16 p.m. Monday, an Innova car from Israeli embassy burst into flames after a biker planted an explosive on its rear and sped off. Two passengers from a nearby red  Indica were also affected by the blast.

Horrified commuters managed to pull the victims out of the car. Luckily, most of the victims received only minor injuries. The Israeli defence attache's wife, Tal Yehoshua Koren, however, was badly injured and is still hospitalised. Her condition is said to be stable.

Within minutes, Delhi police had cordoned the area and the bomb squads, Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) team and fire brigades swung into action.

Incidentally, the area is also home to several politicians and industrialists with the prime minister himself living a stone's throw away, at 7, Race Course Road.