February 16th, 2012
02:35 AM ET

Bangkok bombers targeted Israeli diplomats, Thai police official says

A group that set off explosions in Bangkok this week intended to strike Israeli diplomats, a Thai police official said, intensifying a heated argument between Israel and Iran about a string of bombings in different countries.

Israel and Iran have traded accusations over attacks in Thailand, India and Georgia, with Israel pointing fingers at Tehran and the Iranian regime calling such claims a "prelude" to an Israeli attack.

"I can tell you that the target of the operation of this group is specifically aimed at Israeli diplomats," Police Gen. Priewpan Damapong said late Wednesday in an interview with CNN affiliate Channel 3.

His comments came after a senior Thai security official had drawn a tentative link between the Bangkok blasts and the attacks aimed at Israeli officials in India and Georgia, saying the materials used in the explosive devices were similar.

Two men allegedly involved in the Bangkok blasts have been arrested in Thailand and charged, the authorities said Wednesday.

Authorities arrested a third suspect in Malaysia and Thai police will send an arrest warrant to seek his extradition, said Col. Piya Uthayo, a police spokesman.

Thai officials have also issued an arrest warrant for a woman who is believed to have left Thailand.


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  1. Mary

    @ michaelfury
    True Mans war is deceptive.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |

    Jeff: "What went wrong?"
    Ahkmed: "It was a premature detonation."

    February 16, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    why cant i post? I didn't say anything bad Cnn

    February 16, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. oscarclove

    Reblogged this on Love Views.

    February 16, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©

    It was Mossad. Never mind that they were Iranians. Never mind that they were carrying Iranian passports and speaking Farsi. It was Mossad. Somehow.

    February 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Of course it was Mossad... Israelis somehow conspired with Iranian authorities to attack Israeli diplomats for no apparent reason. Brilliant, is not it?

      February 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. thomas

    Textbook Mossad false flag op.

    Patriotic Americans must stop the parasite Israel from dragging the USA into World War Three.

    February 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      You see, I was being sarcastic, but I have to admit that this guy is a lot funnier, because HE'S being serious.

      February 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      I have to agree with BOMBO here. You're a lot funnier, thomas.

      February 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |