Blast near Israel Embassy in Delhi, airports on alert

An alert has been issued at all airports across India, important installations and government buildings.

A blast had occurred near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi and four-five vehicles were damaged. The Delhi Police said no injuries have been reported so far. It said the low-intensity blast occurred at 5.05 pm. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Delhi Police Special Cell have reached the blast spot to investigate the matter. Union Home Minister Amit Shah monitoring the blast probe.
This location is less than 2 km from Vijay Chowk, where the Beating Retreat ceremony was being held today. The ceremony was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others. Police sources said the explosive had been wrapped up in a plastic bag and left on the pavement outside the Jindal house, which are just metres away from the embassy. According to Sources, the improvised device was found in a flower pot on road divider near Jindal House, Delhi. It appears that it was thrown from a moving vehicle.
The entire area has been isolated by police and heavy deployment of police forces has been made. A team of the Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) has also been rushed in to strengthen the security around the Israeli embassy. Security has been enhanced in the area around the Israeli embassy. The NIA, Delhi Police Special Cell, and senior police officials have reached the spot.
This blast at the Israel embassy in New Delhi comes on a day when India and Israel celebrate 29 years of India-Israel diplomatic relations. The blast also comes days after Home Minister Amit Shah met with the Delhi Police Commissioner and the heads of intelligence agencies to discuss security in the national capital.
An alert has been issued at all airports across India, important installations and government buildings in view of blast reported in Delhi. Enhanced security measures have been put in place according to CISF.

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