A low-intensity explosion was reported few metres away from the embassy of Israel in Delhi on Friday, police said. The blast took place at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road near the Israel embassy, officials of Delhi Police confirmed.
While initial reports said there were no injuries to people in the vicinity, the impact of the explosion shattered the windscreens of at least three cars in the area.
Close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road are being checked to ascertain the sequence of events, officials said. Forensic experts of Delhi Police are at the spot to lift the samples of the explosive.
According to preliminary reports, the Police Control Room was informed of a "bomb blast" in the area and senior officials, including deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Pramod Kushwah, rushed to the spot, officials said.
This is the second explosion in eight years near the Israel embassy. A similar car explosion was reported in February 2012.