A rash of explosions in foreign capitals has left some to believe that Iran is striking back at Israel, which it suspects in a series of explosions targeting Iranian nuclear scientists. The latest explosion – this one in Bangkok – adds credence to that theory:
A man thought to be Iranian has had both legs blown off after attempting to throw a bomb at police in the Thai capital, Bangkok, officials say.
Two other explosions were reported in the same busy commercial district of the city, injuring four other people.
Police said one blast took place at the house the injured man rented with other Iranians. One of those men also threw a bomb at a taxi in the capital.
Last month, the US embassy warned of possible attacks in Bangkok.
The warning over possible attacks last month was of attacks perhaps against Israeli and American interests, and a man has been arrested in connection with those and some materials were found.
The Bangkok blasts come just a day after two bomb attacks targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
Israel has accused Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah of orchestrating the attacks. Iran denied the allegations.
Other sources reveal that the Iranian man first threw a bomb against a taxi driver who refused to carry him – perhaps because he’d been bloodied in the earlier blast at the house he rented – and when police confronted him, he hurled a second device at them, only to have it hit a tree and bounce back towards him.
Not a good day to be a terrorist, inshallah.