14 Feb '12, 12pm

Man with Iranian papers hurt in Bangkok blast

Man with Iranian papers hurt in Bangkok blast

BANGKOK: A man believed to be Iranian was seriously wounded when a device he was suspected of carrying exploded in the Thai capital Bangkok on Tuesday, police said. Police investigators rushed to the scene after three men were seen fleeing from a house where a blast was reported in the east of the city. One of the men hurled an explosive device at a taxi which refused to stop and later tried to throw another device at police, triggering a blast which tore off his legs, authorities said. "An Iranian ID was found with the injured man so it's likely that he's an Iranian national," Major General Pisit Pisuthisak, deputy commander of Bangkok Metropolitan Police, told AFP by telephone from the scene. "A police forensics team is examining the house," he added. The suspect was admitted to a Bangkok hospital where he was receiving emergency treatment. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck S...

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