Bangkok bombers planned to use motorcycle for attacks?
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 16:45
  
Zeenews Bureau

Bangkok: Thai police on Saturday discovered a motorcycle, which is believed to be of Iranian bomb suspects.

Police found the vehicle that had been left in Sukhumvit Soi 71 since Tuesday when three explosions shook the area, according to the Bangkok Post.

A shop owner alerted police about the bike when he noticed the Honda Wave had been parked in front of his shop for a long time. The vehicle has been checked by bomb disposal experts and forensic police.

Bangkok's deputy police chief, Pansiri Prapawat, said one of the suspects purchased the motorcycle from a shop in the Klong Tan area.

Reports say Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, 31, paid 26,400 baht for the motorcycle. Sedaghatzadeh was arrested in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday after fleeing Thailand.

Thai police are now probing if the suspects planned to use the motorcycle for targeting Israeli targets.

The police have also found a sticker with the word "SEJEAL" under the motorcycle's seat, said the daily.

Notably, Palestinian militants have referred to their rockets and mortars used to attack Israel as "sejeal stones".

Thai police are searching for two more suspects, including a possible explosives specialist, in a botched terror plot against Israeli diplomats that has been blamed on Iran.

One of the two new suspects may have been providing training in the use of explosives to three Iranian men who were detained after the plot was discovered on Tuesday in Bangkok, said the city's police commissioner, Lt Gen Winai Thongson.


First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 11:46


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