Israel issues safety advisory after bomb blast near its Delhi embassy | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Suspecting an explosion near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi to be a “possible terror attack“, the Israeli National Security Council has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in India.
The Israeli administration issued the advisory hours after a blast occurred near the Israel embassy in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave of the national capital on Tuesday evening.
The advisory urges Israeli nationals to try to avoid going to crowded places like malls and markets, and places identified as serving Westerners/Jews and Israelis. They have also been asked to be on heightened alert in public places, including restaurants, hotels, and pubs.
The Israeli administration has also advised against openly showcasing Israeli symbols, abstaining from participating in large-scale events lacking security measures, and refraining from sharing travel itineraries, real-time photographs, and visit details on social media.

Breaking! Bomb blast near Israel embassy in Delhi, no staff harmed, NIA officials at the spot

Guy Nir, spokesperson of the Israeli embassy, on Tuesday, confirmed that a loud blast was heard in the vicinity around 5 pm.
“Yes, there was an incident. We are not sure what it is exactly yet … the police and our security team are investigating the matter,” Nir told reporters.
The Israeli foreign ministry said no embassy staff was hurt in the incident and that Indian and Israeli agencies are cooperating to probe the matter.
“All our diplomats and workers are safe. Our security teams are working in full cooperation with local Delhi security,” said deputy chief of mission Ohad Nakash Kaynar.
A senior police officer in New Delhi said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) team also examined the blast site. The security was further beefed up around the embassy and other Israeli establishments after the incident.
(With PTI inputs)


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