Investigators work at the scene of a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi in February 2012
Indian and foreign investigators work at the scene of a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi in February 2012. Interpol has issued "red notices" for four Iranians suspected of involvement in a bomb attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, the international police agency said Thursday. © Sajjad Hussain - AFP/File
Investigators work at the scene of a vehicle that exploded near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi in February 2012
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Last updated: March 23, 2012

Interpol issues red notices for Iranians in Indian bombing

Interpol has issued "red notices" for four Iranians suspected of involvement in a bomb attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, the international police agency said Thursday.

Indian authorities requested the notices, which instruct police across the globe to arrest the suspects, following the February 13 embassy attack that left an Israeli diplomat seriously injured.

Those wanted are: Mohammadreza Abolghashemi, Houshang Afshar Irani, Seyed Ali Mahdiansadr and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh.

They are are all wanted for terrorism related offences, including criminal conspiracy and attempted murder.

"India has ensured that law enforcement officials around the globe are alerted to the wanted status of these fugitives, and therefore reduces their options for international travel," Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said in a statement.

In the attack, a hitman on a motorbike attached a magnetic bomb to the back of an Israeli embassy car carrying the 42-year-old diplomat, who was also the wife of the defence attache at the embassy.

The woman was left in critical condition with spinal injuries and was flown to Israel for further treatment. Her driver and two passengers were also wounded.

Israel immediately accused Iran of being behind the bombing, which came on the same day as another attempted attack on an Israeli embassy car in Georgia.

But India has held back from blaming traditional ally Tehran although the Indian police's probe appears to be focused on Iranian nationals and those with ties to the Islamic Republic.

Photographs of the suspects are posted on Interpol's website.

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