Blast outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi, no casualties reported: Israeli foreign ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-29 23:21:01|Editor: huaxia

Indian officials and special branch of Delhi police investigate at the site of a low intensity blast near the Israeli embassy in the heart of Delhi in India, Jan. 30, 2021. Investigation is on in the Friday evening's low intensity blast near Israel embassy in Delhi, as the local police have gathered a CCTV footage showing a cab dropping off two persons near the spot where the explosion took place, confirmed a local cop on Saturday. No human injuries or deaths were reported, though a couple of vehicles parked nearby were partially damaged due to the impact of the blast. (Photo by Partha Sarkar/Xinhua)

JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- An explosion occurred close to the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India on Friday, Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

According to a statement by the ministry, there were no casualties reported.

Israeli media reported the device was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi spoke to his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, after the explosion.

"The Indian Foreign Minister act resolutely to find all those involved in the explosion," read the statement from Jerusalem.

"We take this very seriously. (The) matter is under investigation and no effort will be spared to find the culprits," Jaishankar posted on his Twitter account.

A statement issued by the office of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the national security advisers of both countries spoke on the ongoing investigation.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu is fully confident that the Indian authorities will complete the investigation and guarantee the safety of the Israelis and the Jews there," said the statement.

No organization has taken responsibility yet for the attack this Friday. Enditem

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