- “Very low intensity explosive device” goes off close to Israeli embassy in New Delhi
- No casualties reported; three automobiles parked close by broken
- India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been taking part in a army ceremony a kilometre away
A low depth blast occurred close by the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on Friday, police stated, including that there have been no casualties.
The explosion, attributable to a “very low intensity improvised device” broken the window panes of three close by parked automobiles, a Delhi police spokesman stated in a press release.
“Initial impressions suggest a mischievous attempt to create a sensation,” the assertion stated.
“An explosion occurred recently near the Israeli embassy in India. There were no casualties in the blast, and no damage to the building,” Israel’s international ministry stated in a press release.
“The incident is under investigation by the authorities in India, who are in contact with the relevant Israeli authorities.”
The blast occurred shortly after 1700 IST (1130 GMT), whereas India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been taking part in a army ceremony a kilometre away from the positioning.
A Reuters eyewitness stated the positioning of the blast was shortly cordoned off by police.
In 2012, a blast close to the embassy in New Delhi injured an Israeli diplomat’s spouse, her driver and two others. It coincided with an assault on one other Israeli diplomat in Tbilisi, Georgia.