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Blast Near Israel Embassy In New Delhi


New Delhi: The Delhi Police confirmed the report of a blast near the Israel Embassy in Delhi on Tuesday evening.

“We can confirm that around 5:08 pm there was a blast in close proximity to the embassy. The Delhi police and the security team are still investigating the situation,” the embassy’s spokesperson said.

As teams of police reached the spot, a witness said, “This happened around 5 pm; I was on my duty and heard a loud sound, like that of a bursting tire. When I came out, I saw smoke coming from the top of a tree; that’s all I saw.” The witness said the police took his statement in connection with the incident.

Delhi Police were alerted about the blast behind the embassy located in the Chanakyapuri area, which is the diplomatic neighborhood in the national capital. The blast was reported on a call by an unidentified caller to the Delhi Fire Service at around 6 pm earlier today.

The Delhi Police received an alert regarding an explosion behind the embassy situated in the diplomatic Chanakyapuri area, a call made by an unidentified person to the Delhi Fire Service at approximately 6 pm today.

According to the caller, the explosion occurred on an empty plot behind the Israeli Embassy.

Following the report, a special police team, including the bomb squad, arrived at the site for examination. The Delhi Fire Department chief stated that nothing suspicious was discovered at the location.

Describing the blast, an eyewitness informed the news agency ANI that the sound was “quite loud.”

“This happened around 5 pm; I was on my duty and heard a loud sound. When I came out, I saw smoke billowing from the top of a tree; that’s all I saw… Police have taken my statement…”

A detailed probe is underway.

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