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Monday, February 13, 2012 

Israeli diplomats targeted in India and Georgia

It's possible that Iran was behind the attacks, and certainly the Hezbollah, apparently in revenge for offing one of their leaders. From the Jerusalem Post (via the Weekly Standard):
A day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah’s military commander, two seemingly coordinated attacks were launched on Monday against Israeli embassies overseas.

In the first attack, the wife of an Israeli diplomat was injured when a bomb exploded in her car in New Delhi, India. The woman succeeded in driving to the Israeli embassy where she was evacuated to a nearby hospital.

Local authorities were investigating the possibility that the bomb was planted under the car or alternatively that an assassin on a motorbike attached it to the vehicle as it was driving. Indian television cited witnesses who saw a motorbike following the car and possibly throwing an object toward it before the explosion.

In the second attack, an embassy staffer in Tbilisi, Georgia discovered a bomb underneath his car as he was driving to the embassy Monday morning. The staffer – a local Georgian national – heard something during the drive, pulled over to the side of the road, noticed the bomb and called local authorities. The bomb was dismantled before exploding.
As noted here, the Israeli government thinks Iran could very likely be involved in those attacks too. The diplomat's wife is very lucky to be alive.

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