'Delhi, Bangkok blasts not linked'

  • Jatin Anand & Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Feb 17, 2012 01:33 IST
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    This photo taken with an Iphone show a man (background C) lying on the ground with his legs blown off after an explosion in Bangkok. ...

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    A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) official examines the bomb site in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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    An injured man lies on the ground after a bomb he was carrying exploded, in Bangkok. (Reuters)

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    An injured man lies on the ground after a bomb he was carrying exploded, in Bangkok. (Reuters)

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    A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) official makes a check on a backpack that was left on the bomb site by a suspected bomber in ...

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    A Thai police officer walks past wreckage of a taxi that was hit by a bomb in Bangkok, Thailand. Three explosions boomed through a busy ...

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    Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officials examine the bomb site in Bangkok, Thailand. Three explosions boomed through a busy neighborhood in Bangkok.(AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed that the car bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat in the city three days ago and the three blasts in Bangkok a day later were unrelated.

A senior Delhi Police officer probing the car blast said the inference had been drawn on the basis of investigation details from the Bangkok blasts shared by the Thailand police.

“The bombs that exploded in Bangkok bear no similarity to the one used to target the Israeli diplomat’s wife on Aurangzeb Road,” the officer said.

The officer said the sticky bomb put on 42-year-old Tal Yehoshua Koren’s Israeli embassy vehicle had traces of potassium chlorate — a low-grade nitrate compound — and no shrapnel. Traces of a “magnetic substance” were also found.

“But as per information provided by intelligence agencies in liaison with Bangkok, the bombs there had high quality plastic explosives, iron filings, nails and glass shards used as shrapnel,” the officer said.

The Thailand police have said the Iranian bomber in Bangkok wanted to target Israeli diplomats. Israel has blamed the Delhi bomb attack too on Iran.

 

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