Bangkok, Delhi bomb materials different

Doubts over similarity between attacks voiced

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police, probing Monday’s terror attack in which an Israeli woman was injured, received reports of the explosive used to carry out the strike in Bangkok Thursday.

  The investigating agency is still awaiting information about the explosive substance used in the aborted attempt in Georgia.

“The nature of the explosives used in Bangkok is different from that of Delhi’s terror strike. In Bangkok, the attackers used C4, while here traces of potassium chlorate and nitrate were found,” said a senior police officer adding that they are still waiting for reports from Georgia.

A day after the terror attack in which a Toyota Innova car of Israeli embassy exploded after a member of terrorist organisation, stuck a ‘magnetic bomb’, on the rear side of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal at Aurangzeb Road, the Special Cell sleuths sought information from Georgia and Bangkok where similar attacks were carried out too.

Meanwhile, the investigators have sent teams to three states —Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Maharastra. Police said that intelligence agencies in these states too are providing inputs regularly. They believe that the attacker have left the national capital have moved to other states.

“Credentials of people travelling middle-eastern countries in last four days have been verified and the roads connecting to neighbouring countries are also being monitored,” said the officer.

In the national capital, the team of ten members of Israel embassy is co-ordinating with Delhi Police to get vital clues in the case. Investigators are scanning the telephone calls made to Iran, Pakistan and middle-eastern countries around the time of the attack but so far yielded no breakthrough.

Police have also questioned several people in last four days and intensively searched for a red-colour bike used by the attacker but they are still empty-handed. Delhi Police chief B.K. Gupta said, “Investigations have gathered pace but were still in the initial stages. We are also sure that we will get clues in next two three days.”

Tal Yehoshua Koren, who worked in the Israeli embassy in New Delhi but was not a diplomat, was going to the American Embassy School to fetch her children in a Toyota Innova car when her vehicle was bombed Monday. Three more people were injured.

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