Israel Blames Iran for Dual Car Bombs

2 injured in New Delhi blast near Israeli embassy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 13, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Updated Feb 13, 2012 9:40 AM CST
Indian security and forensic officials examine a car belonging to the Israel Embassy, left, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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(Newser) – An Israeli diplomat's car was battered by an explosion in New Delhi today, wounding the driver and the wife of a diplomat, the AP reports. Meanwhile, in Georgia, a driver for Israel's embassy found a package attached to his car; police in Tbilisi discovered a grenade inside and defused it, the government says. Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to blame the attempts on Iran, which he called "the greatest exporter of terror in the world."

Both Iran and Hezbollah have said they'd seek revenge following recent assassinations, and the Israeli prime minister revealed that a number of planned attacks on Israelis and Jews had been prevented in places like Azerbaijan and Thailand lately. Netanyahu noted that "in all these cases, the elements behind the attacks were Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah." He didn't specify any evidence tying Iran to today's incidents, the Washington Post notes. (Read more New Delhi stories.)

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