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IED blast near Israeli Embassy in Delhi

A minor (Very low-intensity) improvised explosive device (IED) blast took place near the Israeli embassy in Central Delhi today Friday evening.

No injuries or loss of properties were reported however the windscreens of nearby cars were shattered.

The blast took place at a very high security zone where senior government members were present along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. The government members were present at Vijaya Chowk which is just 1.4 km away from the blast area.

The security agency has briefed Home Minister Amit Shah about the situation.

India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar informed via tweet that he spoke to Israeli’s minister Gabi Ashkenazi and assured him that the Isreal Embassy and its diplomats will be given full protection.

As per the standard operating procedure all airports and important government buildings in India are put under enhanced security measures.

According to Delhi police IED was put in a plastic bag along with ball bearings and was placed on pavement outside a house that is just few meters away from the Israeli embassy.

Israeli embassy is located in Delhi on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road and whole area has been cordoned off and various security agencies have reached the spot and investigating.

Heavy police deployment has been seen in the area.

This is the 2nd time a blast happened in Delhi that involved the Israeli embassy as in February 2012 a sticky bomb was planted on Israeli embassy’s car by a biker at a traffic junction. 4 people were injured in this blast including wife of a diplomat and this happened about 300 meters away from Indian Prime Minister’s residence.

This incident will be investigated very closely by security agencies and it happened in high security area in India’s Capital and 2nd Blast involving Israeli embassy.

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