Embassy Vehicle Attack Victim Hospitalized

Details on the car bomb that injured two in New Delhi, India

By Stephanie Butnick|February 13, 2012 1:29 PM


Video footage [1] from the scene in New Delhi, India, shows the badly damaged Israeli embassy vehicle that was carrying the wife of the Israeli Defense Ministry attaché when a magnetic car bomb, which police say was affixed to the vehicle by a motorcyclist, exploded.

Details surrounding the two car bomb attempts—targeting vehicles associated with the Israeli embassy in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia (where the explosive was discovered and safely detonated)—continue to emerge [2], and Prime Minister Netanyahu has publically blamed [3] Iran, specifically Iranian-backed Hezbollah, for the attacks.

According [3] to the New York Times:

Mr. Netanyahu confirmed that an Israeli woman was among the two people injured in New Delhi and that the attempted bombing in Georgia was against a local employee of the Israeli Embassy there. Israel Radio reported that the injured woman was the wife of the Israeli Defense Ministry attaché at the embassy in New Delhi. A doctor at the hospital where she was taken said that shrapnel had penetrated her spine and liver and that she was undergoing spinal surgery.

Indian television station Star News broadcast [5] images of the scene after the explosion:

Israel Blames Iran for Attacks in India and Georgia [6] [NYT]
Indian Reporter Witnessed Attack on Israeli Diplomat’s Wife [7] [The Lede/NYT]
Israeli diplomat wounded in India car bomb blast; second attack thwarted in Tbilisi [2] [Yahoo]

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