The Israeli Embassy in Kathmandu arrested an Iranian man who entered Nepal using a fake Israeli passport, The Himalayan reported on Sunday.
man was reportedly planning a series of terrorist attacks against both
the embassy and Israeli tourists in Kathmandu, Channel 2 reported.
The man, who was arrested on April 13, was identified as Mohsin Khosravian. He was handed over to the Kathmandu police.
officials at the embassy suspected the man, who was carrying a tourist
map of the Lazimpat area, was scouting the facility with harmful
According to the report, the man made "frequent and suspicious visits" to the Israeli Embassy area.
hid his Iranian passport and used a fake Israeli passport instead when
arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport on April 3.
Investigation found he used his original passport to enter Malaysia on
March 31 and apparently acquired the fake Israeli passport in Kuala
Mohsin claimed that after facing loss in his garment
business, he arrived in Nepal intending to go to Europe to seek asylum.
He was discovered when his Thai wife and two of his Iranian relatives
arrived in Kathmandu from Bangkok, where Mohsin has been residing for