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Israel blames Iran for car bomb attacks in India, Georgia
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks.
Iranian officials dismissed Mr. Netanyahu’s accusation as unfounded, the Associated Press reported.
“This accusation is within the Zionist regime’s psychological war against Iran,” the official IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast as saying. “The Zionist regime, due to repeated crimes against humanity, is the main party accused of terrorist activities.”
In New Delhi, an Israeli Embassy staffer identified as Tal Yeshova, 42, was seriously wounded in the 3 p.m. car bomb attack as she was on her way to pick up her children from school, police said.
The car exploded not far from the Israeli Embassy near a gasoline pump on Aurangzeb Road, which is near 7 Race Course Road, the address Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta told reporters that a passing motorcyclist likely placed the the magnetic bomb on the car.
Indian External Affairs Minister Mr. S M Krishna said the attackers would be brought to justice.
“I have reassured the Israeli Foreign Minister that the law of the land will take its course,” he said. “The investigation has already started and we will continue with it and then keep him posted as and when we get progress report of the investigation.”
The Israeli Embassy’s spokesman expressed confidence that India would take strong measures to track down the attackers.
“It was a difficult day for us. Iran was targeting us for the past few weeks, today they succeeded in New Delhi. But we are confident that we will investigate this together and bring the attacker to justice,” spokesman David Goldfarb told The Washington Times.
“We will keep on working in places like India. This country is very close to us,” he said.
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