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Delhi Israeli Embassy IED blast: Alert at all airports, security tightened at govt buildings

While no one was injured in the blast which was reportedly triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), glasses of several vehicles were shattered due to the explosion.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 29, 2021 20:04 IST
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While no one was injured, several cars were damaged in the IED blast near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi.

An alert has been sounded at all airports and security has been enhanced at important installations and government buildings by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after a low intensity blast near Israeli Embassy in New Delhi on Friday evening. 

While no one was injured in the blast which was reportedly triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), glasses of several vehicles were shattered due to the explosion. The IED was found in a flower pot on road divider on the Abdul Kalam Road. Initial investigations suggest that the explosive device may have been thrown from a running vehicle.  

The Post Blast Analysis team also recovered ball bearings from the blast site.

In Mumbai, security has been beefed up at Consulate General of Israel in the wake of Delhi blast.

Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to Delhi CP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava and other senior officials to access the situation in the wake of the blast.

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Though the blast is being described as minor in nature, it is the timing and location of the explosion which has put the security and intelligence agencies on heightened alert.

The blast took place in a VVIP area which remains under heavy security round the clock. The IED explosion took place when the President, Prime Minister, several top ministers and chiefs of all three services were attending the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk less than 2 kms away. 

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