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UP CM Yogi orders officials to beef up security in state after Israeli embassy blast

On Friday, a minor IED blast took place outside the Israeli Embassy located at Aurangzeb Road, in the heart of Lutyens' Delhi.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 30 Jan 2021 5:04 AM GMT

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Lucknow: Hours after the blast outside Israel embassy in the national capital on Friday night, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed police to beef up security arrangements across the state.

The CM asked district magistrates and superintendents of police to ensure adequate vigilance at prominent places in their respective districts. Adityanath asked them to step up security around religious places and other sensitive areas and asked for increased police patrolling.

Minor blast near Israeli embassy in Delhi

On Friday, a minor IED blast took place outside the Israeli Embassy located at Aurangzeb Road, in the heart of Lutyens' Delhi. No injuries have been reported in the blast on APJ Abdul Kalam Road, a very high-security zone in the national capital.

The blast occurred shortly after 5 pm and damaged the window panes of three nearby parked cars, a Delhi police spokesman said in a statement.

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The explosion took place on a day when India and Israel marked the completion of the 29th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

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During the blast, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present a few kilometres away attending the Beating Retreat ceremony.

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