An explosion without victims shook the middle of the New Delhi near the Israeli Embassy on Friday, without the character of the detonation being known at the instant, consistent with police sources. The incident, during which “no one was injured,” happened within the early afternoon on APJ Abdul Kalam Street, located within the center of the capital and where the Israeli embassy is found, a police source told the media from the place of the outbreak. Anil Mittal, the spokesman for the New Delhi Police, told the local press agency that “a police team is within the area” after being alerted to the explosion, without providing further details.
The district surrounding the embassy was cordoned off after the blast and bomb disposal experts took over the scene. A police statement described it as a “very low-intensity improvised device” that blew out the windows of three nearby vehicles. First impressions suggest that this is often a malicious plan to cause a sensation, ”added the police statement. In February 2012, an attack on an Israeli diplomatic van in New Delhi caused four injuries. One was the wife of an Israeli defense wing officer and another was the driving force, an Indian national. Two people during a car that was struck suffered minor injuries.
On an equivalent day nine years ago, an attack had been made on another Israeli diplomatic vehicle in Tbilisi, Georgia. But the explosive was detonated in a controlled manner, without injuries. On that occasion, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for what happened. The Israeli government and its security organizations still operate alongside the local security services against these acts of terror, Netanyahu said. we’ll still act forcefully, consistently, and firmly.
New Delhi has been on a security alert for several days, thanks to protests by farmers against the government’s agricultural reforms, which sparked serious unrest in the week. Tens of thousands of farmers drove a tractor convoy into New Delhi on Tuesday because the nation commemorated Republic Day amid demonstrations that have become rebellion and rocked the govt.
Roads within the capital were flooded by lines of Indian-flagged tractors and farm unions. Peasants, wearing brightly colored turbans, chanted slogans against the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and what they called his “black laws.” Thousands more marched on foot while dancing and singing, and in one area were greeted with a shower of flower petals by residents, several whom recorded the unprecedented demonstration on their cellphones.