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It`s scary, says Israeli embassy diplomat in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 13:10

Tel Aviv: "It is scary," admitted an Israeli diplomat at its embassy in New Delhi after an employee was injured in a car bombing as she was going to fetch her children from school.

Tal Yehoshua Koren, who worked in the Israeli embassy in New Delhi but was not a diplomat, was going to the American Embassy School to fetch her children in a Toyota Innova car when her vehicle was bombed Monday. Three more people were injured.

"Life for Israeli diplomats in India isn`t easy," quoted an employee as saying.

"You are always surrounded by police officers and security guards. It is difficult but we`ve been maintaining a kind of normal life, but what had been will be no more, especially in relation to the day-to-day life of diplomats` families."

Israeli diplomats in India admitted that the terror could have been much worse if Koren`s children happened to have been in the car at the time of the blast, the media report said.

An Israeli diplomat in the Israeli embassy in India said: "We were always warned, and even more so recently, that we`re a target."

"But you don`t really understand it until it happens. We will continue working and doing what needs to be done, but one must admit, given that we have families, children - it is scary," the diplomat was quoted as saying.


First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 13:10

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