The car of Israel's envoy to Chile David Dadon was fired upon on Sunday.
The incident was discovered the following day, when Dadon noticed a bullet hole in the car's windshield.
Chilean police and security forces are investigating the incident and the envoy has been provided with additional security.
The Foreign Ministry acknowledged the incident and said that it is under investigation. Foreign Ministry sources added that it is unclear what the motive behind the attack was, and whether the assailant deliberately targeted the envoy's car.
Following the assassination of Hezbollah official Imad Mugniyah in Damascus on February 2008, Israeli security forces have been on heightened alert over the possibility of a Hezbollah retaliation attack against Israeli targets abroad, particularly diplomats.
The terrorist organization has struck in South America twice in the past, both times targeting Jewish community buildings in Buenos Aires.
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