Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bomb blasts rock Bangkok

Police seeko to more over blast: A third Iranian has been arrested in Malaysia. Iranians are suspected to be part of a team targetting Israeli diplomats in Thailand. Materials found in the blast, including C4 explosives and magnets to secure the bombs to cars, were similar to those used in attacks earlier this week against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. (Bangkok Post, 18.2.2012)

Bangkok Governor tells people not to panic - Shopping Malls beef up security: The British embassy on its website has urged its nationals to "exercise caution" in several provinces including Chiang Rai and Ubon Ratchathani. (Bangkok Post, 16.2.2012)

Bombers 'part of terror group': The suspects involved in Tuesday's multiple bombings in Bangkok were part of the same network of terror involved in bomb incidents in India and Georgia earlier this week, according to Itzhak Shoham, Israeli ambassador to Thailand. (Bangkok Post, 16.2.2012)

Three bombs exploded in Sukhumvit area - Iranians involved - Israeli may have been target: Attack in front of Kasem Phithaya School on Sukhumvit Soi 71. Man with Iranian passport supected, other Iranian arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Isreal says, Israeli were target. (Bangkok Post, 15.2.2012)

Terror case suspect 'had explosives in two houses': Police have found bomb-making materials in another house rented by Swedish-Lebanese terror suspect Hussein Atris in the Mahachai area of Samut Sakhon.(Bangkok Post, 22.1.2012)

Second terror suspecr sought: The Criminal Court on January 19 approved an arrest warrant for an alleged accomplice of Lebanese national Hussein Atris. (Bangkok Post, 20.1.2012)

A detained Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist suspect was part of a planned attack on the Chabad Jewish community centre near Khao San road in Bangkok. Says a news website which specialises in intelligence reporting. (Bangkok Post, 17.1.2012)

Police are hunting a terror suspect believed to be in Bangkok. The number of foreign embassies issuing travel warnings to Thailand increased to 11 Saturday 14.1.2012. (Bangkok Post, 15.1.2012

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