Skip to comments.Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured
Posted on 02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday.
He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim.
Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off.
Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
NEW DELHI: An Israeli official said on Monday that an 'explosion' has hit an Israeli diplomat's car in the city, AP reported.
Four persons were hurt in the incident, TV channels reported.
Israeli embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off on Monday.
The incident took place at about 500 meters away from the PM's residence. The incident occurred at 3.15pm.
The injured have been taken to the RML hospital. However, one injured Israeli embassy employee has been admitted in AIIMS.
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“Car blast: Warrant against Iranians”
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, March 15, 2012
First Published: 00:17 IST(15/3/2012)
Last Updated: 00:18 IST(15/3/2012)
SNIPPET: “A city court, at Delhi police’s request, issued an open arrest warrants against three Iranians on Wednesday. The men in question, police sources said, played both “direct and indirect roles” in the attack on an Israeli diplomat’s wife at central Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road on February 13.”
SNIPPET: “Police claimed to have zeroed-in on them after a week of quizzing Syed Ahmad Kazmi, the Indian journalist who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the case.
The accused are suspected to have entered the Capital on tourist visas along with a “larger group of students” and stayed at least at two locations in Delhi.”
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Express Exclusive: Call details of Bangkok bombers led cops to Israel Embassy attacker
VijaitaSingh : New Delhi, Fri Mar 16 2012, 14:29 hrs
SNIPPET: The Delhi Police figured out the conspiracy behind the recent attack on an Israeli Embassy car by studying call details of the Bangkok bombers, who reportedly belong to the same Iranian module that planned assaults on Israeli targets in New Delhi, Georgia and Bangkok last month.
The Bangkok attack failed as the bombs, stored in a house in a busy locality, detonated accidentally.
Police sources said Houshang Afshar Irani, one of the Iranian suspects against whom warrants have been issued by a Delhi court, was in touch with one of the suspects arrested in Bangkok in the botched terror attempt.
Analysis of call details show Iranis local contact was Urdu journalist Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi, who was arrested on March 7 for his alleged role in the conspiracy.
Police said Kazmi was well aware of the plan.
March 17, 2012
“India Pursuing Fourth Iranian in Delhi Bombing”
SNIPPET: “Indian authorities are going after a fourth Iranian in connection with a plot to attack Israeli diplomats.
The Press Trust of India reports Indian authorities Saturday issued an arrest warrant for Masoud Sedaghatzadeh.
Malaysian authorities arrested Sedaghatzadeh last month in connection with a failed bomb plot in Bangkok. Indian police said Friday that they believe Sedaghatzadeh was in contact with the three Iranians suspected in a New Delhi bombing that injured the wife of an Israeli embassy official.
New Delhi Police Chief Brijesh Gupta announced Friday that India is seeking international arrest warrants for the three Iranians, who have since fled the country.”
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“Bangkok bomber was in India”
Neeraj Chauhan,TNN | Mar 22, 2012, 06.52AM IST
SNIPPET: “In April last year, when the bomber, Seyed Ali Mahdian Sadr, was surveying Bangkok for probable terror targets, another accused Afshar Irani was in Delhi on a one-month recce. Later, Sadr travelled to Delhi to join Afshar who had already bought a scooty to recce the capital. They fixed their target as Israeli diplomat , Tal Yehoshua Koren, and returned to Tehran.
Investigators also learnt that the operational head of the module, Sedaghatzadeh Masoud, who is now in Malaysian custody, is the youngest among the Iranian bombers and his passport had been issued by Tehran last year - just days before the terror blueprint was laid.”
SNIPPET: “Official sources say Sadr is the link between the Delhi and Bangkok blasts. He was also instrumental in convincing journalist S M A Kazmi to help them in their India operations.
Sadr, a resident of Tehran, had first paid $5,500 to Kazmi when he went to Iran in February 2011. He got his passport (J14922614) issued from Iran on December 25, 2008 while his Thai visa, of which TOI has a copy, shows Sadr travelled there in April 2011 (issue date of Thai visa - April 12, 2011). At the end of April, he got an Indian tourist visa for a month-long stay here.
Sources say Sadr went to Bangkok and then probably joined Afshar Irani in New Delhi. Irani, 40, was issued a month-long visa by India on April 25. His passport (I17287444) was issued in January 2010 from Iran.
Indian investigators reportedly do not have records of Mohammad Reza Abolghasemi visiting India or Bangkok in April 2011 but say that he came to India in January this year on 15 day tourist visa to help Sadr and Irani to conduct a reccee and assisted them in assembling the bomb. Sources say that the explosive was smuggled into India by the Iranians.”
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22 March 2012 - Media release
INTERPOL issues Red Notices seeking arrest of four suspects in New Delhi car bomb attack targeting Israeli officials
LYON, France INTERPOL, acting on a request from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, has issued Red Notices for four suspects wanted in connection with the 13 February bomb attack on an Israeli diplomats car in New Delhi.
Details of the suspects Mohammadreza Abolghashemi, Houshang Afshar Irani, Seyed Ali Mahdiansadr and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh who are all wanted for terrorism related offences including criminal conspiracy and attempted murder, have been transmitted to INTERPOLs 190 member countries.
The attack left a 42-year-old female diplomat with serious injuries and also wounded her driver and two bystanders.
INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said Indias request for the Red Notices would make it extremely difficult for the suspects to travel internationally in an attempt to evade capture.
Through requesting INTERPOL Red Notices, India has ensured that law enforcement officials around the globe are alerted to the wanted status of these fugitives, and therefore reduces their options for international travel, said Mr Noble.
INTERPOL is uniquely placed to ensure that vital police information and support are made available to the global law enforcement community when and where it is needed, concluded the head of INTERPOL.
INTERPOL Red Notices serve to communicate to the worlds police that a suspect is wanted by a member country and request that the suspect be placed under provisional arrest pending extradition.
INTERPOL will not comment further on the Red Notices that were issued today. All enquiries concerning the charges and suspects should be directed to the India’s Central Bureau of Investigation in New Delhi.
“Days before remand end, police hand over Kazmi”
Express news service : New Delhi, Sun Mar 25 2012, 00:44 hrs
SNIPPET: “Urdu journalist Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi was sent to Tihar Jail under judicial custody, three days before his remand was to end, after the Delhi Police hurriedly produced him before a city court on Saturday.
Kazmi was arrested for providing logistical support to the three Iranian suspects involved in bomb attack on the car of an Israeli diplomat on February 13.”
“Iranian bomber engaged escorts”
TNN | Mar 26, 2012, 05.16AM IST
SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI: Investigators probing the Israeli embassy car bombing are on the lookout for women escorts engaged by Iranian bomber Houshang Afshar Irani during his visits to the capital this year .
Sources in Delhi Police said they were also on the lookout for the person, who helped him engage the escorts. Police want to know more about Irani by interrogating them even as they believe the women were not involved in the plot.
Irani, accused of carrying out the attack on Israeli diplomat Tal Yahoshua Koren on Aurangzeb Road, had met a person in central Delhi after procuring his phone number from an advertisement in a newspaper, which claimed to provide escorts.
Police got a lead in the case from the staff of a hotel in central Delhi. Call details of the accused also corroborated what the hotel staff told cops. An Interpol Red Corner notice has been issued against Irani.”