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Israel accuses Iran of attacks on embassies in India, Georgia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran and its "protege" Hezbollah of carrying out the twin bomb attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.

Addressing lawmakers of his Likud Party, Netanyahu said, "In all those cases, the elements behind these attacks were Iran and its protege Hezbollah."

Two people were wounded in New Delhi and the bomb in Georgia was defused before it went off.

Netanyahu said that other attacks in recent months in Azerbaijan, Thailand and elsewhere were thwarted.

An Israeli embassy car in New Delhi exploded today close to the mission in a suspected coordinated terror attack after a car bomb involving an Israeli embassy vehicle in Georgian capital of Tbilisi was defused.

According to initial investigations, two motorcycle borne youths tailed the Israeli Embassy vehicle in New Delhi's high security zone and allegedly placed "something" in the rear of the car when it stopped at a traffic signal.

In the past, Iran has accused Israel of being involved in a series of killings of it nuclear scientists involved in its controversial atomic programme.

Earlier, reacting to the incidents, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has said that his country "will not allow terrorism to affect its agenda". "It just shows that Israel and its citizens face terror inside and outside of Israel," Liberman said. "We deal with it every day. We know how to identify exactly who is responsible for the attack and who carried it out," he added in an apparent reference to Lebanese Shi'ite faction Hezbollah.

"We will not allow this to affect our agenda," he asserted.

Israel's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Yigal Palmor, confirmed the attack saying that the ministry was "looking into the incident and cooperation with local security forces is excellent".

The incident in New Delhi comes a day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah deputy leader, Imad Mughniyah, who was killed in a car bomb attack. The Shi'ite Lebanese faction had blamed Israel for the assassination, vowing to avenge the same. Israel's bureau of counter-terrorism has been constantly warning its citizens and missions abroad around the time of Mughniyeh's death anniversary of a possible attack.

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