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Letter from Israeli embassy blast site talks about avenging ‘martyred Iranians’: key events India News


NEW DELHI: Friday’s low-intensity blast in front of the Israeli embassy in New Delhi has raised questions about a broader angle of terror. The incident centered on a similar incident in 2002, when an Israeli embassy vehicle was attacked in Delhi, and the investigation pointed to the possibility of involvement by Iranian agencies.
Here’s a quick look at events since Friday’s explosion in the capital’s high security zone.
Delhi Police Special Cell Team Visits Blast Site
An investigation team from the Delhi Police Special Cell visited the blast site on Saturday to collect more evidence as part of their ongoing investigation.
Forensic experts have collected crime scene samples that will determine the chemical composition used in the low-intensity improvised explosive device (IED).
Ball bearings seized at the site were found scattered on the ground and the impact of the blast was felt within a radius of 20-25 meters.

Explosion may be related to 2012 attack on diplomats: envoy Ron Malka
Israeli Ambassador to Delhi Ron Malka said on Saturday that there could be a connection between Friday’s explosion near the Israeli embassy and the 2012 attack on the country’s diplomats in Delhi.
“As of now, our strong assumption is that this is a terrorist attack against the Israeli embassy. Fortunately, no one was injured,” the envoy said.
About suspect found outside the embassy
Investigators recovered an envelope with a written text related to Israeli embassy officials from the scene of the blast, according to sources.
Delhi police sources revealed that in the letter, yesterday’s blast has been referred to as a ‘trailer’.
The murder of two Iranians is also mentioned in the letter. The names mentioned as ‘martyrs’ in the letter are: Qasem Soleimani (Iranian military officer who served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was killed in a US airstrike in January 2020) and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (Iranian nuclear scientist murdered in November 2020).
“This is a trailer. We can end his life, anytime, anywhere. Iranian martyr …” the letter says.
Delhi Police Seeking Details of FRRO Iranians
Delhi police have asked for details of all Iranians, including Iranians settled abroad, who have arrived in the national capital through the Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO).
Details of the last month in this regard have been requested from the FRRO. So far, details of those who stayed in hotels are being collected.
Jaishankar ensures ‘maximum protection’ for Israeli diplomats
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has assured Israel’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi the “maximum protection” for his diplomats.
“EAM (S Jaishnakar) called our Foreign Minister (Gabi Ashkenazi) and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla called our Director General in the Foreign Ministry. NSA Ajit Doval called our NSA Meir Ben-Shabbat There is a total collaboration. They gave their guarantees and offered all the support, protection or assistance we need, “said the Israeli envoy to New Delhi.
(With contributions from the agency)

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