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TNT in envoy car blast

New Delhi, April 22 (PTI): Forensic experts have said trinitrotoluene (TNT), an explosive material, was used in the February 13 blast targeting an Israeli diplomat’s car in Delhi.

The Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory has submitted its report to Delhi police giving its opinion about the explosive. “It is established from samples picked from the scene of crime that TNT was used as explosive material,” the 31-page CFSL report sent to Delhi police said.

An Israeli diplomat’s wife was injured in the blast.

TNT is insensitive to shock as well as friction, which allows it to be transported and used without much risk of accidental detonation. It is also water-resistant, which allows its use in wet environments.

The report also mentioned pieces of a magnetic substance that could have been used by the attacker to stick the bomb to the body of the envoy’s car.

According to investigators, who have been closely coordinating with intelligence agencies of other countries, the attack was carried out allegedly by Tevhid-Selam-Quds, an organisation based in Iran.