Report: Iranian man injures himself in botched bomb attack

February 14, 2012 11:30

An Iranian man severely injured himself in Bangkok when he threw a bomb at Thai police and it ricocheted off a tree, exploding as it bounced back towards him, the English-language Thai newspaper The Bangkok Post reported Tuesday.

Two bombs on Sukhumvit 71 road wounded five people, including the Iranian man, according to the report. Witnesses reported seeing a man lying beside a blown-out telephone booth with his legs decimated.

According to a Thai television report, an "Iranian man" carrying a "black bag" hurled the first bomb towards a taxi after the driver refused to accept him as a passenger.

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