New Delhi: An Israeli embassy car exploded close to the mission here in a suspected coordinated terror attack after a car bomb involving an Israeli Embassy vehicle in Georgian capital of Tbilisi was defused.

READ MORE: Israel accuses Iran of blasts in India

Mumbai on alert after embassy car blast

India assures Israel of complete probe

Magnetic device to trigger car blast

Delhi on alert after embassy car blast

According to initial investigations, two motorcycle borne youths tailed the Israeli Embassy vehicle on Aurangzeb Road in the high security zone, not far from Prime Minister's residence, and allegedly placed "something" in the rear of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal.
    
Minutes later, there was an explosion and the Toyota Innova bearing number 109-CD-35 went into flames.
    
Three persons including Administrative Attache of the Embassy received injuries in the incident at 3.15 PM near a petrol station, located 500 metres from the 7-Race Course Road official residence of the Prime Minister.
    
An indication that the incident in Delhi could be a part of targeted attacks on Israeli staff came when a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Jerusalem that there have been incidents in which embassy staff were targetted in Tbilisi and New Delhi.
    
The incident came one day after the fourth anniversary of the killing of Hezbollah's deputy leader Imad Mughniyah.
    
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said two Israeli embassy employees were injured in the incident. "We have rushed bomb disposal squad to the spot. We are investigating the cause of fire," he said.

Injured Israeli diplomat in ICU

An Israeli diplomat, who was in an embassy car that was targeted, suffered splinter injuries and was admitted to a private hospital on Monday.
    
Doctors at the Primus Hospital treating 42-year-old Ms Tal said she has been put in the ICU but did not give any details about her condition.
    
The driver of the vehicle had told the investigators that he had sent the Israeli embassy official to the mission in an autorickshaw.
    
Medical Superintendent of Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, Dr T S Sidhu, said "three persons with splinter injuries have been brought. They will be discharged soon".
     
They were identified as Manoj Sharma (40), driver of the mission vehicle, Arun Sharma (40) and Manjeet Singh (75), who were travelling in a different car near the mission vehicle.

Probe suggests attachment of 'foreign substance' in car: Home Ministry

Initial investigation suggested that "foreign substance" was attached to an Israeli embassy car leading to the explosion in the vehicle, government said on Monday night.
    
"Initial report suggests attachment of foreign substance in the rear of the vehicle. However, the exact cause of the explosion will be known only after further investigation by the Delhi Police," Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry Ajay Chadha told reporters here.
    
Chadha said four people, including an employee of the Israeli embassy, were injured in the incident.
    
"Driver of the car, who is an Indian citizen and one lady employee of the Israeli embassy have sustained injuries. Two other civilians, who were travelling in another car, have also sustained minor injuries," he said.
    
The Special Secretary said the incident took place at around 3.20 pm near Aurangjeb Road crossing.
    
The Israeli Embassy car exploded close to the mission here in a suspected coordinated terror attack after a car bomb involving an Israeli Embassy vehicle in Georgian capital of Tbilisi was defused.
   
Reports suggested two youth riding on a motorcycle tailed the Israeli Embassy vehicle on Aurangzeb Road in the high security zone, not far from Prime Minister's official residence, and allegedly placed "something" in the rear of the car when it had stopped at a traffic signal.

(Agencies)