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Israeli embassy car explosion triggers panic

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Feb 13, IRNA -- An Israeli embassy car Monday exploded close to the mission in New Delhi 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, pti reported.

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

Delhi Police spokesperson Mr 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.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30815838

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