The wife of a senior Israeli diplomat suffered light to moderate injuries when a car exploded next to the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi today. In a second incident, a bomb was discovered in the car of an employee of the Israeli Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israel Security Agency, which is responsible for the security of foreign missions, instructed all employees of Israeli missions to be on the alert on the fourth anniversary of the killing of Hizbullah deputy leader Imad Mughniyah.
Employees at the Embassy in New Delhi confirmed reports of the explosion to Channel 2 News' website. The embassy spokesman told "AP" that the car blew up very close to the embassy building.
Pictures from the scene of the explosion show the ruined car with shattered windows. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not announced any casualties from the attack, but "Reuters" reports that an employee in the car suffered light to moderate wounds.
A few hours earlier, a local employee of the Embassy in Tbilisi discovered a bomb attached to his car, shortly before he was due to arrive at work. Georgia Police sappers defused the bomb without causing damage.
The Georgia Police have opened an investigation into the incident. They are also examining Israeli embassy employees in an effort to discover who was behind the attempted bombing. The bomb was planted in the car of a local employee of the embassy, who drove his children to kindergarten before continuing on to the embassy.
While driving, he heard a strange noise and parked on the side of the road, and discovered the bomb.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on February 13, 2012
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