Car bomb defused in Tbilisi, Israeli embassy driver targeted
Feb 13, 2012
TBILISI, A driver at the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi said he found an explosive attached to his car after hearing a strange sound while parking his Hyundai Getz after arriving at work on Monday morning.
“I left home at 8:30 in the morning. I brought a kid to a school number 116 [in Tbilisi] and then headed to the [Israeli] embassy where I work,” Roman Khachaturian, a Georgian citizen, said in comments aired by the Georgian TV stations. “When driving the car in reverse while parking, I’ve heard some sounds. I came out from the car and found something was stuck to the car with magnet.”
Police found a grenade in the package and it was defused, Utiashvili said.
Head of the ministry’s Information and Analytical Department, Shota Utiashvili, told DF Watch that the bomb was of a handmade type, and that the car was located near Queen Tamar Bridge about one kilometer from Tbilisi’s main railway station.