'India blames Iran for attack on Israelis'

Delhi police point to Revolutionary Guards in attack that injured Israeli attaché's wife, according to 'Times of India' report.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 30, 2012 05:32
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Delhi Police believe that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was responsible for a terrorist attack targeting Israelis in India, the Times of India reported Sunday, citing the results of a police investigation.

On February 13, terrorists operating in India bombed an Israeli embassy car injuring Tal Yehoshua Koren, wife of the Israeli defense attaché, and her driver.

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According to the report, Delhi Police contacted Iran regarding details of the five IRGC cell members, identified as Houshang Afshar Irani, Sedaghatzadeh Masoud, Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, Mohammad Reza Abolghasemi and Ali Akbar Norouzishayan.

The Times report also stated that the IRGC members had been planning attacks against Israelis in other countries in addition to India.

Indian police have long suspected that the bombers were Iranian, and Israeli leaders have publicly blamed Iran for the attacks. Iran has denied complicity in the attack, and has even implicated Israel in bombing its own diplomatic personnel.


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