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Delhi police: Iran agents behind blast that wounded Israeli

Sources familiar with probe into Feb. 13 attack on Israeli diplomat's car say detained journalist visited Iran, aided bomber

New Delhi police have solved the case involving the car blast which injured the wife of an Israeli diplomat last month and traced the terror attack to Iranian agents, The Economic Times reported Tuesday.


Citing sources privy to the investigation, the newspaper said it has now been "conclusively established" that Syed Mohammad Kazmi, the freelance journalist recently arrested in the case, was in contact with an Iranian intelligence officer and had even visited Iran as part of the conspiracy.  


The Economic Times quoted local security establishment officials as saying that that the breakthrough in the February 13 attack on an Israel diplomat's car will be announced by the Delhi Police in a "day or two." They added that another couple of arrests have been made in the case.


A senior Indian security official told the local newspaper that police had identified the bomber.


According to the report, on Monday an Indian minister briefed visiting Israeli national security adviser Yaakov Amidror on the alleged breakthrough in the investigation.


Kazmi, the report said, has been charged with helping the bomber conduct reconnaissance of the Israeli embassy prior to the attack.


The blast in New Delhi occurred on the same day explosives were found near the Israeli Embassy building in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The device was neutralized safely. The following day a man thought to be an Iranian terrorist was seriously wounded in Bangkok when a bomb he was carrying exploded prematurely and blew both his legs off. He was arrested along with a number of his accomplices for allegedly trying to target Israeli diplomats in Thailand's capital.


Tal Yehoshua Koren, the Israeli woman who was injured in the New Delhi attack, told local police she saw the motorcyclist who attached a bomb to her car less than a minute before the blast went off,


According to The Times of India, Koren said "the car was pushed from behind and I saw the biker. I thought the biker had touched the car. I even lowered the window to say something to him but he escaped by then."


The envoy's wife said that the bomb went off only 30-40 seconds after she felt the impact.




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