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February 13, 2012

An explosion hits the Israeli Embassy in India, another foiled in Georgia

February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

A day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah's security cheif, Imad Moghnieh, in Damascus, an explosion hit the Israeli embassy in India, while another was foiled in Georgia, leaving four people injured.

(Photo: Police at the New Delhi Attack scene)

An Israeli Embassy spokesman said that the car was near the embassy when the incident occurred and added that one of those injured was a woman diplomat; she is in a critical condition.The woman reported to be injured in the blast is the wife of Israel's defence attache.Investigators are looking for two young men on a motorcycle, who were spotted near the car just before it caught fire (Hezbollah, Mossad are known for their use of motorcycles in attacks). Some eyewitnesses claimed that the men threw something at the car following which there was a minor explosion.
The Tiblisi car bomb was defused by local police in Georgia; an Israeli embassy employee discovered an explosive device under a car parked across the street. He called the police who neutralized the device. The Israeli Foreign ministry put all its embassies on high alert.
Moghnieh was assassinate in Damascus on 12 February 2008, and it has been recently reported that Mossad and Hezbollah agents are fighting an espionage war in Azerbaijan amid fears of an attack against the Israeli embassy there. It is most likely that Hezbollah has launched a series of fake signals to execute its operation in New Delhi and Georgia.
David Goldfarb, the spokesman for Israel's Delhi embassy, said the diplomat's car was outside the embassy on Aurangzeb Road in central Delhi when the explosion went off; the attack occurred only meters away from the Indian Prime Minister's residence. He said they had no details as to who could have been behind it and the police have not given them any further information.
In Georgia, Yitzhak Gerber, the Israeli ambassador in Tiblisi told an Israeli newspaper that the attack "was expected".

(photo, Imad Moghnieh, Hezbollah's security chief)


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