India Vows To Find Person Behind Israel Attack

Published February 14, 2012 7:36AM (EST)

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian investigators were searching Tuesday for the motorcycle assailant who attached a bomb to an Israeli diplomatic car in the heart of New Delhi, an attack the Jewish state blamed on Iran or its proxies.

Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters investigators were working on the assumption it was a terror attack carried out by a "very well-trained person."

Chidambaram said investigators would not stop working until they found those responsible for the attack, which wounded four people, including the wife of an Israeli diplomat.

Israel has blamed Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah for the attack and a failed strike in Georgia that has ratcheted already heightened tensions between Tehran and the Jewish state.

Iran denied responsibility, and India, a strong ally of Iran and a large market for its oil, declined to cast blame.

"At the moment, I am not pointing a finger at any particular group or any particular organization. But whoever did it, we condemn it in the strongest terms," Chidambaram said.


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