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Iranian bomber maimed in three Bangkok blasts
Agencies
Bangkok, February 14, 2012
First Published: 15:10 IST(14/2/2012)
Last Updated: 01:32 IST(15/2/2012)
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. (AFP photo)

An Iranian national on Tuesday set off three blasts in Bangkok, leaving four people injured and blowing off his legs in one of the attacks. Saerb Moradi first blasted his rented home in Ekamai after the police found explosives there and fled with his two Iranian mates.

Refused by a taxi, Moradi threw a bomb at the vehicle and left the driver injured. Spotted by the police, he hurled a third bomb but it bounced off a tree and blew his legs off.

Moradi is hospitalised. His accomplice, Mohd Hazaei, was arrested while trying to fly out to Malaysia. A hunt is on for the third suspect.

Israel’s defence minister Ehud Barak blamed Iran for the blasts, but Thai officials said no links had been found to Monday’s bomb attack on an Israeli emba-ssy car in New Delhi and a similar foiled attempt in Georgia.

(Reuters & AFP)


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