World news – Small explosion near the Israeli embassy sparks scare in Delhi’s VIP zone

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A « very low intensity » IED (improvised explosive device) was detonated near the Israeli embassy in the heart of central Delhi on Friday evening, police said, adding no injuries or property damage other than broken windshields Cars nearby had been reported.

The explosion occurred 1.4 kilometers from Vijaya Chowk, where President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior government officials gathered under extremely high security for the retreat As part of the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure), a warning was issued in such situations at all airports, important installations and government buildings in the country and « increased security measures were taken » by the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) said.

According to police sources, the explosives, which, according to an initial investigation, was part of the makeup d it was IED ball-bearing, wrapped in a plastic bag and left on the sidewalk in front of the Jindal residence, which is just a few meters from the embassy.

The entire area – the embassy is in the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road – has been cordoned off, and high-ranking police officers from Delhi as well as officers from the special cell and other secret services have reached the place.

Pictures from the area showed a heavy use of police and security personnel in front of the embassy, ​​with the Road yellow barricades were erected by the Delhi police.

The entire area – the embassy is located in the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road – has been cordoned off

The explosion comes days after Interior Minister Amit Shah met with the Delhi Police Commissioner and the heads of the intelligence services to discuss security in the state capital.

This happened after of the violence on Republic Day between the police and groups of farmers protesting against the agricultural laws.

After this meeting, additional paramilitary forces were positioned in the city. ANI news agency quoted an unnamed senior official as saying that 15 paramilitary companies – including 10 from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – had been sent in and five more were on standby.

This is the second explosion, in which the Israeli embassy is involved. The first was in February 2012, when an attacker carried by a bicycle placed a “sticky bomb” on an embassy vehicle at a traffic junction such incident, with the participation of the Israeli embassy, ​​was very closely investigated by the security and intelligence services.

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