Delhi Police special cell to probe blast near Israel Embassy

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava on Friday visited the site near Israel Embassy here where a low-intensity improvised device exploded this evening.

Srivastava told reporters, “The case has been registered and the matter is being investigated by Special Cell. We cannot say anything more on this right now.” The Special Cell of Delhi Police is investigating the blast and according to Delhi Police sources, preliminary investigation has suggested a mischievous act with the aim to spread panic.

Security has been increased in and around the area.

According to a statement from the Israeli Embassy there were no injuries or damage to its property and all staff was safe.

“There were no injuries, and all of our staff are safe at home. We are working with Indian authorities to find the perpetrators and the motive behind this attack. The incident happened on the 29th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries,” Ron Malka, Ambassador of Israel to India.

“The incident is under investigation by the authorities in India who are in contact with the relevant Israeli authorities. Authorities from both sides are cooperating in the investigation,” he said.

The IED device detonated at 5.05 pm near Jindal House on APJ Abdul Kalam Road which is just 150 meters from the Israel Embassy. Police said it has been scanning the area and have not found any battery or electronic device yet with which explosion could have happened. 

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