Tel Aviv: The wife of an Israeli diplomat who survived a bomb attack in New Delhi said that she is fortunate that her children were not in the car.

She recalled seeing the motorcyclist who attached an explosive to her car. Tal Yehoshua Koren, who worked in the Israeli embassy in New Delhi but was not a diplomat, was going to the American Embassy School to fetch her children in a Toyota Innova car when her vehicle was bombed on Monday.

Three more people were injured. Koren, wife of Israel's defence attache, told Israeli media that she remembers "seeing the motorcyclist who apparently threw something in the direction of the car".

She spoke from her hospital bed in Delhi to the Hebrew newspaper Yediot Acharonot. Koren, who was wounded in the attack, said she is fortunate that her children were not in the vehicle when it was bombed.

She may have saved her life by dashing out of her vehicle when she saw the motorcyclist attaching the device to her car, israelnationalnews.com reported. Seconds later, there was a deafening blast.

(Agencies)