Israel sends defense, forensics men to Mumbai

Israel sends defense, forensics men to Mumbai


Jerusalem: Israeli defense officials say two high-ranking security men have been dispatched to India to assist with the investigation into the Mumbai attacks.

One is a representative of the Israeli Defense Ministry and the other is from the Shin Bet security service. They are also coordinating security at Israeli sites in India with local authorities.

The officials spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the Israelis’ presence was not officially made public.

The Foreign Ministry says at least seven Israelis were killed at a Jewish centre targeted by the assailants.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says a forensics team will leave Sunday for Mumbai to help identify the bodies of the Israelis. An Israeli air force plane is to fly the team to India and return with the bodies.