Tal Yehoshua Koren

Diplomat's wife showing signs of recovery

Tal Yehoshua Koren, who was injured in New Delhi terror attack, is improving by the hour, family and doctors say

Tal Yehoshua Koren, the wife of an Israeli envoy to India who was injured in a terror attack on Monday, is recovering well and is "out of danger," her doctors and family said Wednesday.


Yehoshua Koren underwent surgery to remove shrapnel that hit her when a bomb was attached to her car by an assailant. One of the fragments was lodged near her spine, but her family said that she is able to move her legs, indicating that she is not paralyzed.


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Yehoshua Koren's brother, Ido Koren, said that the family hasn't had the chance to speak to her yet, because phones are not allowed in her section.


"She's still exhausted, in recovery," he said. "Her condition is improving by the hour… the kids have been allowed to see her, and she played with them."


He expressed hope that Yehoshua Koren will be back in Israel soon, where she can continue her rehabilitation.


"She is assuring everyone that she's fine," he said. "She knows exactly what happened. She managed to talk with the driver who saved her life. He's lightly inured. Everyone has miraculously survived."


'No sign of infection'

ND Khurana, medical superintendent at the Primus Specialty Hospital said that Yehoshua Koren is showing initial signs of recovery and is stable.


"She is alert, conscious and comfortable. Wounds are healing and there is no sign of infection even after the liver injury," he said


"We want to make sure that there are no secondary infections. We will retain her for a couple of days before she completely recovers with a normal breathing pattern," Khurana added.


Yehoshua Koren, 40, is married to Alon Yehoshua, 43, a Defense Ministry attaché to the Israeli embassy in the Indian capital.


An initial probe into the attack revealed that she left the embassy with her driver after a day of work at the mission in order to pick up her children from school. The explosion took place a short while before she arrived at the school, apparently after a bomb was attached to the vehicle. The bomb was evidently attached to the car. The driver was injured as well.


Yehoshua Koren managed to call the embassy to inform the officials of the attack, before being taken to the hospital.


Reuters contributed to the report




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