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Israel blames Iran for India and Georgia bombings

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Israel blames Iran for India and Georgia bombings


Israel is blaming Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah for near-simultaneous car bomb attacks on diplomatic targets in India and Georgia.

In New Delhi, the wife of Israel’s defence attache was among four people hurt. Witnesses say a man on a motorcycle stuck a device onto her car when it stopped at a traffic signal.

A bomb beneath a diplomat’s car in Tbilisi was safely defused.

Iran denies any involvement but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced that the attacks bear Tehran’s hallmark.

“Iran, which stands behind these attacks, is the biggest exporter of terror in the world,” Netanyahu told a meeting of his Likud party MPs. “The Israeli government and its security forces will continue to work hand in hand with local security forces against such acts of terror.”

Israel put its foreign missions on alert ahead of the fourth anniversary of the assassination in Syria of a senior Hezbollah figure.

Iran blamed the death on Israel, vowing to avenge it. Israel also warned of possible reprisals over the unclaimed killings of Iranian nuclear scientists.

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