Delhi

Use of sticky bombs a cause for concern: Cops

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Feb 15, 2012 02:12 IST
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    An Israeli embassy car up in flames after a blast in New Delhi. PTI Photo

  • wreckage of a car belonging to the Israel embassy

    Police officers stands next to the wreckage of a car belonging to the Israel embassy that was destroyed in a blast in New Delhi. PTI ...

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    Investigators examine a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. HT/Arvind Yadav

  • Delhi police commissioner

    Delhi police commissioner BK Gupta addressing a press conference after a blast outside Israel embassy in New Delhi. HT/Arvind Yadav

  • Blast outside Israeli embassy

    Investigators examine a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. AFP/Sajjad Hussain

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    Security and forensic officials examine a car belonging to the Israel embassy, left, after an explosion tore through that in New Delhi. AP/Mustafa Quraishi

  • Policemen

    Policemen watch as security and forensic officials examine a car belonging to the Israel embassy after an explosion tore through that in New Delhi. AP/Mustafa ...

  • Investigators

    Investigators take a closer look at a vehicle belonging to the Israel embassy after an explosion tore through that in New Delhi. AFP/Sajjad Hussain

  • Israel Embassy

    Security and forensic officials examine a car belonging to the Israel embassy after an explosion tore through that in New Delhi AP/Mustafa Quraishi

  • Israel Embassy car

    In this television frame grab, the burning wreckage of an Israeli embassy car is seen following an explosion in New Delhi on February 13, 2012. ...

The sticky bomb used in the terror attack on the Israeli embassy car was used for the first time in India and could have been made by foreign experts, a senior police official said.



Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta said a sophisticated incendiary palm-size device was used in the blast, a first of its kind in a terror attack in India.


"This has been giving officials cause for concern that the bomb was perfectly made and we have never seen such a bomb in Delhi. Maybe, it was made by foreign experts," said Gupta.

Gupta further said it is premature to say who planted or made the bomb.

Sources involved in the investigation said that sticky bombs and silencer-fitted weapons are the latest tactics being adopted by insurgents in Baghdad and other places.

Sometimes there are several such attacks a day, usually targeting government or security officials with pinpoint accuracy.

The official added that by sticking a small bomb under a vehicle or using a silencer-fitted weapon, the attackers can operate quickly and without drawing much attention to themselves.

 

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