Iranian bomber maimed in three Bangkok blasts

  • Agencies, Bangkok
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  • Updated: Feb 15, 2012 01:32 IST
  • 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. ...

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

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

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

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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