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Explosion Near Israeli Embassy in India

By on 2.13.12 | 7:52AM

A car bomb was detonated today near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India injuring the driver of the car as well as a woman believed to be the wife of an Israeli diplomat.

There was also an attempted car bombing outside the Israeli Embassy in Georgia but fortunately the bomb was defused.

The attacks coincide with the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Imad Mugniyah, a senior official with Hezbollah in Lebanon who is widely believed to have played a role in the 1983 bombing of the barracks in Beirut which resulted in the death of 241 U.S. Marines as well as the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina in 1992.

A bomb plot against the Israeli Embassy in Thailand was thwarted before New Year's while another bomb plot against the Israeli Embassy in Azerbijan was thwarted in 2008.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds Iran and its proxy Hezbollah responsible for these plots. As Iran gets closer to building a nuclear weapon and Israel contemplates action, I suspect we can expect more of these attacks by Iran and Hezbollah against Israeli interests around the world.

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