IED Detonates in Front of Israeli Embassy in Delhi, India

An IED planted by unknown assailants detonated near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, India.

Delhi police said the blast was caused by a “very low-intensity improvised device” which went off after 5 p.m. (11:30 GMT).

No one was injured but some vehicles were damaged in the blast and caused minor fires.

The site was quickly cordoned off by police while an investigation has been launched to find suspects.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) announced that all airports, essential installations, and government buildings are on alert after the blast.

Police are still not sure if the embassy was the target but the explosion occurred while Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were participating in a military ceremony nearby.

The Israel Foreign Ministry said it is treating the explosion as a terrorist incident.

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said that they were assured by India that they will “fullest protection for the Embassy and Israeli diplomats,” and that they will find the culprits.

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