´Mossad thought India was safe days before attack´ (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Ynet Published: 02.16.12, 12:39)
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Times of India says Israeli intelligence agency´s security assessment
of New Delhi just days before attack on embassy deemed Indian capital
safer for Israelis than Turkey, South America
Monday´s terrorist attack in New Delhi appears to have come as a
surprise to Israel´s Mossad, The Times of India reported Thursday.
Nevertheless, the paper noted that the embassy was aware of the
possibility of an attack on the anniversary of that assassination of
Hezbollah arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, and alerted Delhi Police
Sources told the paper that a high-level team, which discussed the
threat of revenge strikes against Israeli targets, did not anticipate
that Iran´s alleged sympathizers could strike in India´s capital.
The report suggests that a team headed by Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo
interacted with their Indian counterparts last week. The nature of
this interaction is unclear.
It was also noted that the Mossad team "felt that Israeli citizens
were safer in India than their compatriots in Turkey, countries in
East Asia and South America."
Meanwhile, Indian media reported that additional suspects were
arrested in connection to the attack which injured Tal Yehoshua
Koren, the wife of the Israeli defense attaché.
Investigators believe that the person who attached the explosives to
Yehoshua Koren´s car was a local Indian man who was apparently
working for the planners of the attack. On Wednesday Delhi police
traced a red motorcycle which it suspects served the terrorist.
Meanwhile, doctors say that Yehoshua Koren is showing signs of
recovery. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 02/16/12)
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