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Car blast: Security agencies get info from Thailand, Georgia

February 16, 2012 22:13 IST

With no headway being made in the probe into the terror attack on Israeli embassy vehicle, Security agencies were today looking for leads from an exhaustive report obtained from Thailand and Georgia on similar strikes against Israeli targets there.

"Government agencies got information from Georgia and Thailand regarding organisations and persons. The forensic experts are working on these leads. Analysis is also on to match material used in the Tbilisi and Bangkok strikes with those found in the Delhi incident," official sources said.

Investigators were also scanning international calls made to Iran, Pakistan and middle-eastern countries around the time of the attack on an Israeli diplomat's car here on Monday even as they carried out overnight raids to trace the motorcyclist who stuck the magnetic bomb.

Official sources said one person was arrested in Malaysia in connection with a botched up plan to target an Israeli diplomat in Bangkok where two people of Iranian nationality have been arrested.

According to officials monitoring the case, forensic experts are ascertaining whether there are any similarities in the explosive triggering mechanism used here with the two blasts.

The sources said while C-4 explosive material had been used in the failed Bangkok plan, there was so far no traces of such explosive having been used in February 13 case where an Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren, who is also wife of that country's Defence Attache, was targeted.

The sources said Malaysian and Thai authorities had been approached through diplomatic channels and Interpol to provide the interrogation reports of the arrested accused.

According to the sources, none of the three Iranians arrested in Bangkok and Kaula Lumpur had ever visited India as Immigration records showed no entry of their passports,  as provided by the two authorities.

Police in Georgian capital Tbilisi had thwarted an attack on Monday when they disabled an explosive device found in the car of an Israeli embassy employee.

Bangkok Police said two homemade "sticky" bombs found at the blast site on February 14 matched the devices planted on Israeli diplomatic cars in India and Georgia.

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