Warrant issued for 5th Iranian in Thai bomb plot (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 02/20/12)
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Thailand is seeking a fifth Iranian as a suspect in the bomb plot
allegedly targeting Israeli diplomats and issued an arrest warrant
for the man, police in Bangkok said Monday.
The suspect, 57-year-old Norouzi Shaya Ali Alkbar, stands accused of
possessing and making explosives, AFP quoted Thai Deputy Police Chief
Pansiri Prapawat as saying. He was reportedly captured on security
cameras leaving a house rented by other bomb suspects prior to an
explosion that exposed the plot.
Police believe he fled the country to Iran before they were able to
apprehend him and "will seek him through diplomatic channels," the
deputy chief said.
According to the report, police said they were looking into a man
that be a sixth suspect.
On Friday, Thai police announced they were looking for a fifth
suspect, although they had not yet gathered enough evidence to charge
him or determine his nationality.
"There are more than four people involved in the blasts and we´re
currently gathering evidence to get an arrest warrant approved,"
Deputy Police Chief Pansiri Prapawat told a news conference,
declining to name the suspect.
One Iranian man, Saeid Moradi, who lost his legs when a bomb he was
carrying exploded shortly after, remains seriously ill in hospital. A
second, Mohammad Hazaei, is in custody after being arrested at
Bangkok´s main airport and a third, Masoud Sedaghat Zadeh, is being
held in Malaysia after fleeing Thailand. Reuters contributed to this
report. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 02/20/12)
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