Thailand Probing Link Between Terror Plot and Islamic Stickers (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 02/21/12)
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Thai police are looking into possible links between last week´s
central Bangkok bomb blasts and the posting of a string of Islamic-
related stickers, the Bangkok Post reported on Monday.
According to the report, 52 stickers bearing the word "Sejeal" were
found posted along a road in the Klong Toey district.
The word "sejeal" may refer to a passage in the Koran that tells of a
miracle when birds from heaven dropped "sejeal stones" on an army
riding elephants from Yemen who were attempting to kill Mohammed,
scaring the animals and saving the prophet´s life.
The Bangkok Post noted that Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists
have referred to their rockets and mortars used to attack Israel
as “sejeal stones.”
According to the report, the stickers that were found on the road are
similar to stickers found at the house where the first of three
blasts occurred last Tuesday, at another house rented by one of the
suspects arrested in connection with the terror plot, and under the
seat of a seized motorcycle believed to belong to one of the suspects.
The total coverage of the sticker-posting was about 1.5 kilometers
and a source told the Bangkok Post investigators believed the bombers
used the stickers to mark spots where bombing attacks could be
The suspects are all Iranian nationals and they were thought to be
targeting Israeli officials.
On Sunday it was reported that a prostitute helped Thai police in the
arrest of three of the terrorists.
Thai police discovered that the terrorists, all of them Iranians who
had entered the country a week and a half ago, were hanging around a
city known for its brothels. A photograph published in a Bangkok
newspaper showed the men with prostitutes while they sat in a bar
with drinks and hookah pipes in the background.
One of the women identified one of the terrorists, Mohammad Kharzei,
and almost discovered the terror plot. Police said he stopped her
from getting closer to a closet in his hotel room, where explosive
materials were hidden.
Meanwhile, the Bangkok Post reported, police are planning to seek a
warrant for the arrest of a sixth suspect.
Details of the suspect have yet to be revealed as the police are
still preparing a formal request to the court that it issue the
warrant, deputy national police chief Pansiri Prapawat told the
City police chief Winai Thongsong told the newspaper the only
information known about the latest suspect was that he had already
left Thailand for Iran. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/21/12)
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