2012-02-13 / World

Bombers target Israeli diplomats in Georgia, India

JERUSALEM ( AP) — Assailants targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia in near- simultaneous strikes today, wounding two people in a car bombing in New Delhi, officials said. Israel said an attempted car bombing in Georgia was thwarted.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly accused archenemy Iran, and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.

“Today we witnessed two attempts of terrorism against innocent civilians,” Prime Minister told a gathering of lawmakers from his Likud Party. “Iran is behind these attacks and it is the largest terror exporter in the world.” he said.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks. But Netanyahu also said Israel had thwarted similar attacks in recent months in Azerbaijan and Thailand.

“In all those cases, the elements behind these attacks were Iran and its protege Hezbollah,” he said, vowing to “ act with a strong hand against international terror.”

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