India: A small bomb exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, leaving no one injured, in an incident which an Israeli official said was being credited to terrorism.
Delhi Police said the explosion was caused by “very low-speed instantaneous equipment” and damaged the window panes of cars parked nearby.
“Initial impressions suggest a mischievous attempt to create a sensation,” a police spokesman said in a statement.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that there was no damage to the building of its embassy and that all Israeli diplomats and embassy personnel were safe.
“The incident is being investigated by officials in India who are in contact with the concerned Israeli authorities,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, an Israeli official told Daily Research Editor that “although there were no casualties, all elements of India and Israel consider the blast a terrorist incident.”
Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that he had assured his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashokanji complete security for the embassy and Israeli diplomats. The matter is being investigated, and no attempt will be made to find the culprits. ”
The explosion occurred just after 5 pm. (1130 GMT), while Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were attending a military function a kilometer away.
The blast was quickly closed by the police.
In 2012, an explosion near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi injured an Israeli diplomat’s wife, her driver, and two others. This coincided with an attack on another Israeli diplomat in Tbilisi, Georgia.