An IED Blast was reported outside Jindal House near the Israel Embassy in Delhi. Three cars have been damaged and forensic teams say that black powder was used. Jindal House is located at 5 APJ Abdul Kalam Road while the Israel Embassy is located at Bungalow 3. NSG and NIA teams have reportedly rushed to the spot.
The exact location of the blast was outside Jindal House, few metres away from Israel Embassy. 3 cars damaged, forensic teams suspect use of black powder. The IED was hidden near the pavement.— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) January 29, 2021
The Delhi Police has confirmed the blast. The explosives were reportedly not very powerful.
Delhi Police said in a statement that no injury has been reported during the Jindal House blast. “Initial impressions suggest mischievous attempt to create a sensation,” the Police said.
#UPDATE: The improvised device was found in a flower pot on road divider near Jindal House, Delhi. It appears that it was thrown from a moving vehicle: Sources— ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2021
The Israeli Foreign Ministry has issued a statement and said that the matter in being investigated by Indian authorities. They also said that the Foreign Minister were being regularly updated regarding the same and have been instructed to take all necessary security measures.
The blast is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack and the Israel Ambassador has been assured security to the mission and all diplomats.
Blast is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack. Communication has taken place between Indian and Israeli top officials. Israel Ambassador has been assured full security to the mission and all diplomats. Investigations underway by multiple agencies.— Ashish K Singh (ABP News) (@AshishSinghLIVE) January 29, 2021
Delhi was stormed by protesters recently during the Republic Day when Khalistanis ran riot at the national capital and hoisted the Sikh Flag at Red Fort. It is not clear as of this moment who is responsible for the blast. Further investigation into the matter is underway.
Note: The report has been updated with new information.