(BANGKOK) — Police in Thailand are on the lookout for two more suspects following a series of explosions that rattled a residential area in Bangkok earlier this week.
Three Iranian men were detained after a bomb in their rented house apparently detonated accidentally on Tuesday. The men then fled and were ultimately caught by police.
Thai authorities say the men planned to target Israeli diplomats with explosives that could be attached to vehicles.
Israel has also linked the Iranians to recent attacks against Israeli diplomatic staff in India and the country of Georgia. Iran has denied the allegations.
On Friday, Thai police said one of the two new suspects may be an explosives expert who was training the men. The other suspect is thought to have rented the home the men were using.
Meanwhile, local media in Bangkok Friday ran a photo of the three Iranian men allegedly socializing with what police say were prostitutes. The photo was taken in the nearby beach resort city of Pattaya before the men came to Bangkok.
The photo shows the Iranian men sitting around a restaurant table with two Thai women. Hookah water pipes and a beer bottle can be seen on the table.
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