Iranian Bomber Blows Off His Own Legs in Bungled Bangkok Blast
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 bomber has been blamed for three explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok just a day after bomb attacks in India and Georgia.
The blasts, which injured five people, come amid growing suspicion Iran is staging a series of revenge attacks for the assassinations of two nuclear scientists.
A picture posted on Twitter showed a wounded man – the bomb suspect – lying on a pavement outside a Thai school.
TV reports suggested an Iranian identification card was found nearby.
It is understood two blasts came from grenades while a third explosive detonated in a home rented by the suspect, named by Thai police as Iranian Saeid Moradi.
Three Thai men and one Thai woman were also injured and treated at the capital’s Kluaynamthai Hospital.
Another Iranian was detained at Bangkok’s international airport as he attempted to depart for neighbouring Malaysia.
The Bangkok blasts come a day after Iran was blamed for bomb plots in India and Georgia, targeting Israeli diplomats.
The bungled bombings come the day after similar bomb blasts in Georgia and India. A day earlier, an Israeli diplomatic car was bombed in New Delhi, and Israel blamed Iran for that attack.
Police and forensic experts investigate the site where a man was injured when a bomb he was carrying exploded, in central Bangkok February 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)