Thailand: Bombers Targeted Israelis

    Thai bomb squad officials inspect the site of an explosion in Bangkok on February 14, 2012.  Three minor blasts rattled the Thai capital Bangkok, leaving a foreigner seriously wounded when a grenade he was suspected of carrying exploded, police said.   AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Following the arrests of three Iranians in Tuesday’s bombings in downtown Bangkok, Thailand’s police chief has said the suspects were planning to attack Israeli diplomats, bolstering Israel’s claims that the group was part of an Iranian-backed terror network. He also confirmed that the explosive found at the blast site on Tuesday—a homemade “sticky” bomb—matched the devices planted on Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia the day before. While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the violence, Iran responded by saying the allegations were baseless and blamed Israel for spreading conspiracy theories in an attempt to sour Iran’s relationship with Thailand.

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