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Police conduct controlled explosion outside Israeli embassy in London

High Street Kensington tube station, area near Israeli embassy evacuated before controlled explosion of car
The Israeli embassy in London is about 100 metres from Kensington Palace (Wikimedia)

Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious car outside the Israeli embassy in central London on Wednesday night.

Ahead of the explosion, hundreds of commuters were reportedly evacuated in the area around High Street Kensington Tube station close to the embassy which is less than 100 metres from Kensington Palace.

Suspicions were reportedly raised by what has been described as a package - but were reportedly personal belongings - left in a silver Volkswagen Passat, the Daily Mail has reported.

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