Iran’s Al Quds Force Behind IED Blast Outside Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, Indian Investigators Confirm
Newspaper reports: IRGC-Al Quds deployed local jihadi terror cell to carry out Israeli embassy blast.
India has confirmed Iran’s involvement in the blast outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi five weeks ago.
The month-long probe concluded by New Delhi verified initial Israeli assertions that Tehran was behind the terrorist attack on its diplomatic mission. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s (IRGC) Al Quds Force deployed a local Shia-Islamist terror cell to carry of the remote detonation outside the Israeli embassy, media reports said.
The New Delhi-based daily Hindustan Times reported the finding by Indian investigators:
More than a month after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside the Israel embassy in Delhi late January, India’s central counterterrorism agencies have drawn up a list of suspects, with their investigations concluding that the Iranian Quds force was behind the terror plot but that the bomb was planted by a local Indian Shia module, according to people aware of the developments.
(…) [T]he counterterror agencies are clear that the blast was part of the asymmetric warfare campaign being carried out by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps against Israel, they added. “That the bomb was not of high intensity, with no human targets in mind was perhaps because the Iranians did not want to run afoul of a friendly nation like India. But the message was clear and the threat is real,” said a counterterror expert who asked not to be identified and who is now keeping an eye on the Iranian connection and the people associated with it.
A low-intensity device exploded outside the Israel embassy on January 29. Counterterrorism agencies found that the explosive device used was not crude as it appeared to be. Instead, it was a remote-controlled device triggered off by a bomber using line of sight.
Pro-Iranian terrorist groups Jaish-Ul-Hind and Indian Hezbollah had previously claimed responsibility for the attack.
“By the grace and help of Almighty Allah, soldiers of Jaish-Ul-Hind were able to infiltrate a high-security area in Delhi and carry out an IED attack.” the message reportedly posted by the Jaish-Ul-Hind said. “This Allah willing is the beginning of a series of attacks that would target major Indian cities and payback in kind to the atrocities committed by the Indian state.”
The terrorist attack was an apparent attempt to mark the first death anniversary of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Al Quds Force and a wanted-terrorist. President Donald Trump eliminated him in a Baghdad drone strike.
A “letter found near the scene of the explosion spoke of the deaths of ‘martyrs’ Qassem Soleimani (…) and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s nuclear program, killed in a November 2020 attack Tehran has blamed on Israel,” The Times of Israel reported shortly after the terror incident.
The terrorist attack on the Israeli mission in New Delhi also coincided with the 29th anniversary of Israel and India establishing full diplomatic relations.
“We believe it’s not a coincidence that the attack happened on January 29, the anniversary of our full diplomatic relations,” Israel’s Ambassador to India Ron Malka said following the attack.
Since President Joe Biden took office, Iran has intensified its terror campaign against the Jewish State. Two weeks ago, Iran attacked an Israeli cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman. The Israeli government confirmed Iran caused the massive oil spill that contaminated most of the Israeli coastline in mid-January, considered the worst environmental disaster in the country’s modern history.DONATE
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