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Investigations Follow Threats Near Israel Embassy in Delhi

Upon receiving a call about a blast near Israeli Embassy, the Delhi Police immediately starts investigating

Investigations Follow Threats Near Israel Embassy in Delhi

An explosion occurred near the Israel Embassy in New Delhi on the evening of Tuesday, December 26th, as confirmed by embassy officials. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties or injuries. The incident, which occurred around 5 pm in the Chanakyapuri area near the Embassy, triggered a swift response from the Delhi Police's special cell. This response included the deployment of a bomb disposal squad, a dog squad, and the fire department. Subsequently, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) examined the site.


Upon receiving a report of the blast, police teams quickly arrived at the location. A witness described hearing a loud sound similar to that of a bursting tire. A thorough three-hour search operation in the Embassy's vicinity revealed no traces of burnt explosives, leading experts to consider the possibility of a chemical explosion.


Furthermore, an abusive typed letter criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza and expressing a desire for revenge was discovered near the blast site. The letter was addressed to the Israeli ambassador and wrapped in an Israeli flag.


The Israeli foreign ministry reassured that no embassy staff were harmed, and collaborative efforts between Indian and Israeli agencies are in progress to investigate the incident. Responding to the situation, the Israeli National Security Council issued a travel advisory for its citizens in India, suspecting the explosion to be a potential terror attack.


As a precautionary measure, security has been heightened at the Chabad House in central Delhi's Paharganj area, with a security cordon established around the Jewish community center and continuous monitoring through CCTV cameras.


This incident closely follows a security threat in Mumbai, where the Reserve Bank of India received a threatening email outlining plans to detonate 11 bombs across the financial capital. HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank were listed as potential targets, with the sender demanding the resignation of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. Mumbai Police has initiated a comprehensive investigation into the situation, dispatching officers to the specified location mentioned in the threatening email. Despite the urgency and severity of the matter, an extensive search yielded no evidence of explosive devices.