Iranians were targeting Israelis : police chief (Bangkok)

Three Iranians linked to a series of blasts in Bangkok this week had come to Thailand to target Israeli diplomats, Police Chief Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong

“They were aiming at individuals, specifically Israeli diplomats,” Priewpan said after interviewing one of the Iranian suspects, Mohummad Hazaei, 42, who was arrested trying to leave the country Tuesday night.

Priewpan said Thai authorities had requested that Malaysia send another Iranian suspect, Masoud Sedaghat Zadeh, 31, who they arrested late Wednesday, back to Bangkok to assist with Thailand’s investigation.

All three suspects were residing in a rented house in Bangkok that was rocked by an apparently accidental explosion Tuesday, prompting them to flee.

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2 Responses to Iranians were targeting Israelis : police chief (Bangkok)

  1. antoniuni says:

    The three Iranian suspects in the Bangkok blasts are an assassination squad targeting Israeli diplomats, including the ambassador, a senior Thai intelligence official said yesterday.

    One of their many methods was to attach magnetic bombs to diplomats’ cars, the source told Agence France-Presse on condition of anonymity.

    The source and AFP did not give details on who or which countries were behind the suspects’ plan to strike against Israeli interests in Thailand.

    The report corresponds well with foreign analyses pointing to an act of state-supported attack, or evidence being gathered indicating terrorism, but Thai authorities were attempting to play the incidences down both on Tuesday when they occurred and again yesterday.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for an Iranian woman, Rohanni Laila, who entered Thailand on the same day as the three male suspects now in Thai and Malaysian police custody.

    The Bangkok South Criminal Court has approved arrest warrants for all three male suspects following prescribed criminal procedures. They can now be placed under Interpol, if necessary.

    The Nation

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