New Delhi: A ‘very low intensity’ IED (improvised explosive device) was detonated near the Israeli Embassy in the middle of central Delhi on Friday evening, police said, adding that there was no injury to anyone or property. No damage has been done, apart from the explosion the glass of nearby cars has been reported.
The most shocking thing is that the blast took place less than two kilometers from Vijay Chowk, where President Ram Nath Kovind (President, Ramnath Kovind), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (for the Beating the Retreat) ceremony Prime Minister, Narendra Modi) and other senior members of the government have gathered.
Delhi police sources said the explosives were wrapped in plastic bags and left on the pavement outside Jindal’s residence, which is a few meters from the embassy.
The embassy is located on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road. It has been closed and senior officers of Delhi Police, as well as people from Special Cell and other intelligence agencies, have reached the spot.
Police and security personnel are deployed in large numbers outside the embassy. Both sides of the road have been closed by Delhi Police by putting barricades.
Preliminary investigation by Delhi Police has revealed that the blast has been carried out to spread panic in the capital. The explosion was very low intensity. No one has been harmed by this explosion.
#WATCH | Delhi Police team near the Israel Embassy where a low-intensity explosion happened.
Nature of explosion being ascertained. Some broken glasses at the spot. No injuries reported; further investigation underway pic.twitter.com/RphSggzeOa