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'Delhi, Bangkok blasts not linked'

Jatin Anand & Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 17, 2012
First Published: 00:57 IST(17/2/2012) | Last Updated: 01:33 IST(17/2/2012)

The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed that the car bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat in the city three days ago and the three blasts in Bangkok a day later were unrelated.

A senior Delhi Police officer probing the car blast said the inference had been drawn on the basis of investigation details from the Bangkok blasts shared by the Thailand police.

“The bombs that exploded in Bangkok bear no similarity to the one used to target the Israeli diplomat’s wife on Aurangzeb Road,” the officer said.

The officer said the sticky bomb put on 42-year-old Tal Yehoshua Koren’s Israeli embassy vehicle had traces of potassium chlorate — a low-grade nitrate compound — and no shrapnel. Traces of a “magnetic substance” were also found.

“But as per information provided by intelligence agencies in liaison with Bangkok, the bombs there had high quality plastic explosives, iron filings, nails and glass shards used as shrapnel,” the officer said.

The Thailand police have said the Iranian bomber in Bangkok wanted to target Israeli diplomats. Israel has blamed the Delhi bomb attack too on Iran.

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