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Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in International, Politics, Society | 8 comments

Update: Attack on Israeli Embassy Staff in New Delhi

(Photo courtesy AP)

A 5-member Israeli team, including 2 MOSSAD members, has arrived in New Delhi to help in the investigations following a deadly attack near the Israeli embassy in which Ms Tal Yehoshua-Koren, a staffer of the Israeli embassy’s accounts department, was seriously injured. She was on her way from office to the American Embassy School to pick up her children.

Tal Yehoshua’s condition is stable after having undergone two surgeries at a hospital in New Delhi’s diplomatic enclave, Chanakyapuri. She has been partially paralysed due to injury to her spine but is expected to recover following the removal of the shrapnel causing the compression of the spine. In an operation that lasted 2.5 hours, shrapnel were also removed from her liver.

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Update: Ms Tal Yehoshua-Koren, hurt badly in a car bomb blast on Monday, is likely to be flown back to her country once her condition stabilizes. More here…

Israeli Ambassador to India Alon Ushpiz told NDTV, “Iran has been openly calling for the destruction of Israel. This was planned in Tehran.”

Iran has firmly denied the allegations. Ramin Mehmanparast, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson said, “We categorically reject the accusations made by the Zionist regime. They are part of a propaganda war… Iran condemns all acts of terrorism.”

India, which will have to walk the diplomatic tightrope, has assured Israel of a serious and thorough investigation. More here…

After an Israeli diplomat’s car exploded in New Delhi, just a few feet from Prime Minister of India’s residence, Israel has blamed Iran for what it describes as a terror attack. Israel has given list of suspects to India.

Here are 10 big developments in the case: Investigators believe the bomb was planted on the car by a man on a motorcycle when the SUV paused at a traffic signal.

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Sources who are familiar with India’s investigation into the blast said the explosive device that was attached to the Israeli vehicle was manufactured on the lines of “Limpet Mines” and that these types of bombs were initially used to by naval forces in World War Two. See here…