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BLAST Bombing Rocks Thai Capital Nicolas Asfouri, AFP / Getty Images

Bombing Rocks Thai Capital

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered police and the National Intelligence Agency to probe three explosions that occurred Tuesday in Bangkok’s Klongton district, with the Foreign Ministry assigned to talk to Iran, because a suspect seriously injured in the blasts was believed to be Iranian. Authorities said the man’s legs were shattered when he threw a bomb at police that hit a tree and bounced back toward him and exploded. Two other bombs reportedly went off on Sukhumvit 71 road, injuring four other people, the reports said. Last month Thai authorities stepped up security following warnings from the U.S. and Israel that terrorists appeared to be planning attacks in the Thai capital, and the U.S. Embassy issued a warning to American citizens.

February 14, 2012 7:20 AM