´India police identify 3 Iranians in Israel embassy attack´ (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 03/15/12)
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Police in New Delhi and Indian intelligence agencies announced that
they have identified three Iranians responsible for plotting and
carrying out the attack on an Israeli diplomat´s car in the Indian
capital, The Times of India reported Thursday.
Indian police identified the three men as Houshang Afshar Irani,
Seyed Ali Mahdiansadr and Mohammad Reza Abolghasemi, and said that
all three hold Iranian passports, and traveled to New Delhi 15 days
before the bombing on tourist visas, according to the report.
After the attack, which injured a diplomat´s wife and her driver, the
three escaped India for a Middle Eastern nation. Indian police have
not confirmed whom the men were working for, though an unnamed source
told the Times the trio was connected to an Iranian spy agency.
Police are likely to go public with the details of the case on
Thursday or Friday, according to the report.
The source explained to the Times that the Iranian suspect Irani had
arrived in February 2011, a year before the attack, to plan the
bombing along with Indian journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi who
was arrested earlier this month. Indian police say they have
conclusive evidence connecting Kamzi - an Indian national who was
working for Iran´s official IRNA news agency - to the Iranians
conspiring to attack the Israeli embassy.
While Kamzi was integral in the trio´s reconnaissance operations, it
was Irani that rented a motorcycle and followed the car of Tal
Yehoshua Koren, tacked the magnetic bomb on the vehicle, and sped off
while the car exploded behind him, the source said.
Iran has denied complicity in the attack, and has even implicated
Israel in bombing its own diplomatic personnel. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 03/15/12)
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