Local police claim that the blast occurred via improvised explosive device (IED); No damage was made to the embassy building itself, nor were there any injuries; Indian police are searching for those responsible.
A blast occurred on Friday at the Israeli embassy in India’s capital city of New Delhi, which resulted in no structural damage to the building itself. And more importantly, no injuries are reported. Following the explosion, local police claimed that it took place via IED. While no injuries are reported, Israeli officials consider the attack to be an act of terrorism.
One Delhi Police official said, “A very low intensity improvised device went off… No injury to any person was reported and nor was there any damage to property except the glass panes of three vehicles parked nearby.”
External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar went to Twitter after speaking with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. He said, “Spoke just now to Israeli FM @Gabi_Ashkenazi about the explosion outside the Israeli Embassy. We take this very seriously. Assured him of the fullest protection for the Embassy and Israeli diplomats. The matter is under investigation and no effort will be spared to find the culprits.”
He also sought to reassure FM Ashkenazi of the safety of Israeli personnel.
Coincidentally, the explosion happened while Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were just a kilometer away at a military event. Local police are still searching for those responsible.