Minor Blast Near Israeli Embassy in Delhi

A minor blast occurred a few meters from the Israeli embassy in Delhi on 29th January evening. Police suspect the hand of Israel's enemy - Iran

A minor blast occurred at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road a few meters from the Israeli embassy in Delhi on Friday 29th January evening. Police sources told NDTV that the explosive had been wrapped in a plastic bag and left on the pavement on the road.The device was found in a flowerpot and appeared to have been thrown from a moving vehicle.The blast damaged the windscreens of three cars parked nearby. No injuries have been reported. A Delhi Police official said that the blast had gone off at 5:05 pm near Jindal House. Police suspected the involvement of Iran, an enemy of Israel in the blast. Counter-terrorism officials in Delhi told Hindustan Times that there is enough evidence to suggest the involvement of Iran in the blast. Investigators continue the hunt for the people who actually planted the bomb. They are reportedly focused on Indian students who have returned after studying at Qom, Iran 

Officials found a letter addressed to Israeli Ambassador to India, Ron Malka. The letter was addressed as, “To, The Terrorist, Devil of Terrorist Nation Dr. Ron Malka" written by "Sarallah India Hezbollah." The letter said the blast was just a "trailer," mentioning a "big and better revenge" in the future.The letter swore revenge for the killing of Iran Quds Commander Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi Al Muhandis who were killed in a US drone strike in January 2020 and Iranian nuclear physicist Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed in a car bomb attack in Iran in November 2020. Malka refused to comment on HT's queries concerning the letter, saying he would leave the investigation to India.

HT reported that before the blast, the message was shared on an ISIS-linked group Qayam Forum and a Telegram entity, VikarUdDeen@Vikar45, had claimed responsibility for the blast on behalf of a group named"Jaish ul Hind," It also added that the message was forwarded to several other ISIS-linked groups such as Jaag Muslman Jaag, Muslim Groups, and Azaadi ki Awaaz Channel. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has spoken to his Israeli counterpart, along with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.