Thai Official: Iranian suspects targeted Israeli diplomats

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February 15, 2012 10:23

 
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A senior Thai official said Wednesday that Iranian suspects detained over Tuesday's failed attack in Bangkok aimed to assassinate Israeli diplomats, AFP reported. "These three Iranian men are an assassination team and their targets were Israeli diplomats including the ambassador," AFP quoted the intelligence official as saying.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official added that "their plan was to attach bombs to diplomats' cars," AFP reported.

The alleged Iranian plot to bomb targets in Bangkok was prevented Tuesday, when an explosion occurred as members of a terror cell were assembling explosive devices.

One day earlier, near-simultaneous attacks were launched against Israeli diplomatic targets in New Delhi and the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The wife of an Israeli official was injured in the India attack, while police managed to neutralize the explosive device in Tbilisi.

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