Israel Embassy Attack: Delhi, Mumbai On High Alert Post Blast; Security Beefed Up Near Airports, Railway Stations & Bus Stands
A high alert has been raised in Delhi and Mumbai after an IED blast was reported near the Israeli Embassy in the National Capital Delhi on Friday evening. ALSO READ | IED Blast In Delhi Near Israel Embassy; No Injury Reported
Several vehicles were found damaged near the Israeli Embassy following the blast on Aurangzeb Road. It is being reported that it was an IED based blast which occurred outside Jindal House, few metres away from Israel Embassy. While there are no reports of an injury as of yet, windscreens of several cars have reportedly been shattered.
There are reports that some people threw the IED out from a moving car. It was a call of a fire first, while the fire department was inspecting a blast took off and another call of blast was made.
After the blast, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner. Security has been stepped up in Delhi as well as Mumbai. Central Industrial Security Force sources said that all airports, important installations and government buildings are on alert in view of blast. The security at the Consulate-General of Israel in Mumbai has also been beefed up.
Meanwhile, the blast is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack. According to Reuters, Israeli securities are suspecting the low-intensity IED explosion as a planted terrorist attack and are checking if the terrorists wanted to target the Israeli embassy.