The offices of the Israel Aircraft industry (IAI) in Manhattan were bombed early this morning, but there were no casualties. The offices were closed at the time. A group calling itself the “Red Guerrilla Resistance” claimed responsiblity. Police began an immediate investigation.
According to a police department spokesman, an unidentified male called the building at about 1 a.m. and told the security guard that the group “has planted a bomb in the building.” The bomb went off 40 minutes later. The spokesman said the bombing caused “considerable damage” to the building.
A source at the Israel Defense Mission to the United States headquartered in New York told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the bombing caused only “minor damage” to the building, adding that the 1AI was open and operating today. The sources declined further comments, noting that the matter is under investigation.
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