Bangkok bombing's Iranian suspect held in Malaysia

Bangkok bombing's Iranian suspect held in Malaysia

 An Iranian suspect in Tuesday's Bangkok bombings who managed to board a flight for Malaysia was Wednesday detained after his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, media reports said.

Another Iranian who lost both his legs in one of the blasts has been arrested along with a compatriot while a fourth suspect, a woman who rented the house where the Iranians lived, is still at large, Xinhua reported citing Thai newspaper The Nation.
Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, who boarded a flight out of Bangkok Tuesday night, was arrested around 3 p.m. in Kuala Lumpur after Thai authorities sent information about him to their Malaysian counterparts.

Sedaghatzadeh planned to board a flight from the Malaysian capital to Tehran, officials said

Police said four foreigners fled after an explosion in the rented house Tuesday in downtown Bangkok.

One of them -- identified as Saeid Moradi -- threw a bomb at a taxi after the driver refused to take him, injuring the driver and three pedestrians.

When police arrived at the scene, he threw a bomb at them. But it bounced back and blew up in front of him. Moradi lost both his legs in the blast and is being treated in a Bangkok hospital.

Another suspect Mohammad Hazaei was taken into custody at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport while attempting to board a plane to Malaysia. He denied involvement in the explosions.

Thailand's National Security Council (NSC) has said possible links to blasts targeting Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia were also being investigated.

The explosives found in Bangkok were similar to those used in other attacks.
Police said the destruction capacity of the explosives was not intended for "large crowds or big buildings".

Magnets were also found at the house taken on rent by the suspects. The devices used in New Delhi and Georgian capital Tbilisi were attached to vehicles using magnets.

The two attacks took place Monday. An Israeli diplomat was injured in the New Delhi attack, after a motorcycle rider attached an explosive device to the back door of the car.

The US and Britain have issued travel advisories for Thailand.