Different Explosives Used in Delhi and Bangkok Attacks (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 02/16/12)
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Officials in India said Thursday that the explosives used in attacks
on Israeli targets in Thailand and India are not the same.
Sources from the Home Ministry told IBN-CNN that C4, a military
explosive, was used in Thailand, while a nitrate and potassium-based
bomb was used in Monday´s attack, targeting an Israeli diplomat´s
wife in Delhi.
Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of Israel´s defense attaché in Delhi,
was seriously wounded when terrorists triggered an explosive device
on her vehicle. Her driver and two Indian nationals who work for the
embassy were lightly wounded in the blast.
Police in Georgian capital Tbilisi averted an attack about the same
time as the attack in Delhi when they disabled an explosive device
found in the car of an Israeli embassy employee.
On Wednesday, it was reported Delhi police had arrested five suspects
and identified the motorcycle used in the attack.
However, Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta told reporters that while
the investigation has "gathered pace," no major breakthroughs have
Meanwhile, security agencies in India, Thailand and Georgia have been
coordinating their investigations into this week´s attacks.
"Government agencies got information from Georgia and Thailand
regarding organizations and persons. The forensic experts are working
on these leads. Analysis is also on to match things used in the
Tbilisi and Bangkok strikes with those found in the Delhi incident,"
an Indian intelligence official confirmed.
Indian officials – who have over USD 10 billion in Iranian trade on
the line – have refused to accuse any nation or group of the bombing.
However, Indian intelligence sources told the Times of India that
investigators believe Iran used local proxies to carry out the attack.
Indian officials have said there will be “consequences” if Iran is
found to be behind the attack. Delhi consumes 12 percent of Tehran’s
According to officials monitoring the case, forensic experts are
trying to ascertain whether there are similarities between the twin
attacks in India and Georgia, as well as the Thailand attack.
Meanwhile, another attack targeting Defense Minister Ehud Barak, was
reportedly thwarted on Thursday by the Mossad and authorities in
Israel has accused Iran of being behind the attacks. Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday, "Iran is undermining the world´s
stability and harms innocent diplomats. World countries must condemn
Iran´s terror acts and draw a red line."
His statement came after three Iranian men were arrested in Thailand
and Malaysia in the past two days after an explosive device went off
accidentally in Bangkok.
According to Bangkok police, the three were planning to attack
Israeli diplomats. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/16/12)
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