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Israel embassy staff targeted in bomb attacks


A bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in the Indian capital New Delhi has injured a woman.

Another device found in an Israeli diplomat’s car in the Georgian capital Tbilisi has been defused by police and no-one was hurt.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran ‘stood behind’ the bombers in both cases. There has been no word from Tehran.

The New Delhi bomb went off outside the grounds of the highly protected embassy. The identity and condition of the injured woman are not yet known. Israel says its ambassador was not wounded.

It is not known who was behind the attacks. However, reports quote Israel’s prime minister as blaming Iran.

Israel had put its foreign missions on special high alert ahead of the anniversary of the assassination four years ago in Syria of a senior figure in Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Iran blamed the death on Israel and vowed to avenge it; Israel had also warned of possible reprisals for the assassination of several scientists involved in Iran’s nuclear programme.

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