Report: Thailand issues warrant for fifth Iranian plotter

February 20, 2012 14:46

Thailand is named a fifth Iranian as a suspect in the bomb plot allegedly targeting Israeli diplomats and issued a warrant for his arrest, police in Bangkok said Monday.

The suspect, 57-year-old Norouzi Shaya Ali Alkbar, stands accused of possessing and making explosives, AFP quoted Thai Deputy Police Chief Pansiri Prapawat as saying. He was reportedly captured on security cameras leaving a house rented by other bomb suspects prior to an explosion that exposed the plot.

Police believe he fled the country to Iran before they were able to apprehend him and "will seek him through diplomatic channels," the deputy chief said.

According to the report, police said they were looking into a man that be a sixth suspect.

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