Iranian bomber blows off his legs in Bangkok as grenade he hurled at police bounces off tree and explodes at his feet

I guess it’s true what they say about suicide bombers. All the best ones are gone.

From the Daily Mail:

  • Four people injured in 3 blasts at house, inside a taxi and outside a school
  • Israeli diplomats targeted in simultaneous car bombings yesterday
  • Israel ‘can’t rule out possibility’ series of attacks are linked

By Lee Moran

Last updated at 2:09 PM on 14th February 2012

A bungling Iranian bomber blew off his own legs when he hurled a grenade at Thai police outside a Bangkok school – which bounced off a tree and then exploded at his feet.

It came after he had blown up his own home and then hurled a grenade at a taxi driver who would not accept him as a passenger, the Bangkok Post reports.

Police allegedly found an Iranian ID card in a satchel close to the blast in the Thai capital, and unconfirmed reports suggest he is called Saeid Moradi.

Four people, three men and one woman, were injured in the explosions which come the day after Israeli diplomats were targeted in simultaneous car bombings, also believed to have been carried out by Iran.

It is not yet known if yesterday’s and today’s attacks are linked – but Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said: ‘We can’t rule out any possibility.’

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Mistake: This man, believed to be Iranian, had his legs blown off as he was said to be planting a bomb outside a Bangkok schoolMistake: This man, believed to be Iranian, had his legs blown off as he was said to be planting a bomb outside a Bangkok school

 

Investigation: A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member analyses the damage following the blasts in BangkokInvestigation: A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member analyses the damage following the blasts in Bangkok

More explosives were found at Moradi’s house,  in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok, which police say he had been renting with two other unidentified foreigners.

He is believed to have arrived in Bangkok, from the southern Thai resort of Phuket, on February 8.

Thailand has rarely been a target for foreign terrorists, although a domestic Muslim insurgency in the country’s south has involved bombings of civilian targets.

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