An explosion has hit an Israeli diplomat's car in the city. Four people were hurt in the incident, TV channels reported. Israeli embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off on Monday.
The incident took place at about 500 meters away from the PM's residence. The incident occurred at 3.15pm (IST). Initial reports said the balst was from a CNG cylinder but eyewitnesses say they heard a very large blast with police confirming explosives have been used.
Eyewitnesses say seconds before blast motorcycle driver attached something onto car in New Delhi and then the explosion took place moments later.
Haaretz reported that 'In addition, sources indicated that an earlier report of a bomb threat on Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport also targeted Israeli officials.'
The driver and a diplomat's wife were injured, according to Indian officials.
In a separate incident in Tblisi, Georgia, an explosive device was safely neutralised after reported by an embassy employee. A Georgian worker employed by the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi alerted police after reportedly hearing strange sounds while driving his car. Security forces located an explosive device underneath the vehicle and proceeded to safely neutralize it.
Haaretz's reports that last year Israeli embassies throughout the world received several suspected terror threats that coincided with the third anniversary of Mughniyah's death.
Mughniyah was killed when his car exploded in 2008 and Hezbollah blames Israel for his assassination, despite Israel's denial of any involvement. The threat was believed to be directed at embassies in Africa, Southeast Asia and Caucasus.
Israel has blamed Iran for the attacks and says it will work with India to bring those to justice.
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