Tal Yehoshua-Koren, wounded in the attack in India, says she is fortunate that her children were not in the vehicle when it was bombed at exactly 3:16 p.m. Monday.
The wife of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi was seriously wounded but may have saved her own life by dashing out of her vehicle when she saw a motorcyclist attaching a device to her car. It turned out to be magnetic bomb that exploded seconds later and twisted the car into mangled pieces of metal.
She recalled the attack as she lay in her hospital bed and spoke with the Hebrew language newspaper Yediot Acharonot.
“I remember seeing the motorcyclist, who apparently threw something in the direction of the car,” she said.
Doctors operated on her Monday night to remove shrapnel from her back and liver, and she will remain under anesthesia until a decision is made on further treatment.
Her driver, an Indian, and two Indian passengers of a nearby car also were wounded in the attack, several hundred feet from the official residence of India’s prime minister.
The attack was timed to coincide with an attempted bombing of a car owned by Israeli embassy employees in Tbilisi, the capital city of the country of Georgia.
A worker noticed a strange sound in his vehicle when it began to travel and called the police, who discovered the bomb and neutralized it before it could cause any damage or injuries.