Indian terrorist group Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed responsibility for the blast that took place near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi on Friday, local media reported.
No one was injured in the explosion, which took place on the 29th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel.
According to the India.com news website, the investigation so far has recovered social media chatter wherein Jaish-ul-Hind operatives boast about carrying out the attack.
The Indian Express cited a police source as saying that the bomb appeared to have been planted in a flowerpot on the road divider.
A letter found on the scene was addressed “To Israel Embassy ambassador,” containing various threats and saying that the blast was a “trailer,” suggesting it was a prelude to a future attack against the embassy or other Israeli targets in the country.
According to the report, the note also refers to “Iranian martyrs” Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s Quds Force commander killed in a US drone strike in Iran on Jan. 3, 2020, and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Iranian military nuclear program, was assassinated near Tehran on Nov. 27, in a hit for which Iran has blamed Israel.
A team of New Delhi Police forensic experts visited the site of the explosion on Friday to collect more evidence as well as samples that will ascertain the chemical composition used in crude, low-intensity explosive device used in the failed attack.
Police were also looking at footage from the security cameras at the embassy and from opposite the building.
CCTV footage showed a cab dropping off two men who walk towards the spot near the embassy where the explosion took place.
The driver has questioned and sketches of the suspects “are being prepared,” the report said.
Other reports said that forensic experts have pieces of a soda can and ball bearings at the scene, which were apparently stuffed in the can. They scattered at a radius of 25 meters (yards) from the blast site, India.com said.
“The ball bearings hit several cars. Police have not found any device or battery at the spot,” a police source said.
The report noted that government buildings near the embassy were placed on alert following the blast.
Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka confirmed that Jerusalem was treating the incident as a terrorist attack, saying the embassy was lending authorities its full cooperation in the investigation.
“The investigation is ongoing, gathering all evidence from the scene. There is full collaboration between Indian and Israeli authorities. As of now, our strong assumption is that it is a terror attack that targeted the Israeli Embassy. Fortunately, nobody was hurt,” he said.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
The Islamic Republic of Iran hates the Jewish State, they have continually called for Israel to be wiped off the map, and their antisemitism has fuelled the funding of countless terrorist attacks. Yet, the world powers are eager, specifically the US under the Biden administration, to work with the world’s largest states sponsor of terrorism through a deal with an absurd track record of not holding Iran accountable for violations.
Under Donald Trump’s pro-Israel presidency, the United States left the deal and instead placed stiff sanctions on the middle eastern nation. The sanctions crippled the Iranian economy, slowing down their nuclear process and terrorism funding capabilities.
In Zechariah 12:3, we are told that there will come a day when all nations of the earth will be against Israel and their capital Jerusalem. The vast majority of nations are already anti-Israel and obsessed with dividing Israel’s God-given capital, bringing them at enmity with the Lord (Genesis 12:3). With President Trump no longer in office, we are a step closer to this prophecy coming to fulfillment.