Israel Says Bomb Attacks Target Its Embassies in Georgia, India

World | February 13, 2012, Monday // 15:17|  views

Israeli officials say their diplomats in India and Georgia have been targeted in apparent bomb attacks.

An explosion hit an embassy car in New Delhi, injuring one diplomat. Police said there had been an "incident" but could not confirm an attack, the BBC reported.

Israeli officials said there had also been an attempted attack on a diplomat's car in Tbilisi, Georgia, but an explosive device had not gone off.

Indian TV showed pictures of a burning car outside Israel's New Delhi embassy. In later images, the fire was extinguished and the car could be seen burned out.

David Goldfarb, the spokesman for Israel's New Delhi embassy, said the diplomat's car was close to the building on Aurangzeb Road when the explosion went off. He said they had no details as to who was behind the attack.

Israel's Foreign Ministry has condemned the attack and said that Israel had the ability to track down those who carried it out.

Officials in Georgia said an explosive device was attached to the bottom of a diplomat's car in the capital, Tbilisi, but was found and defused before it detonated.

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.

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Tags: Israel, India, Georgia, terrorist attack, Israeli Embassy, Tbilisi, New Delhi


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