At Least Five Dead after Multiple Blasts in Bangkok
(BANGKOK) — A series of three explosions in Bangkok Tuesday injured five people, including one foreign man, according to local reports.
One explosion reportedly happened in a house in a bustling Bangkok neighborhood. Local media said the second blast damaged a taxi, while the third injured the foreigner, who police say may be Iranian. His legs were blown off reportedly by a grenade he was wielding.
Three Thai men and a Thai woman were also hurt in the explosions.
Last month, a Lebanese-Swedish man said to be affiliated with Hezbollah was caught by Thai police. He later led them to a large cache of urea fertilizer and liquid ammonium nitrate, which can be turned into a bomb similar to that which was used in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Also in January, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok issued an alert saying American citizens should beware of potential terrorist threats, but Thai police said Thailand was not a terrorist target itself.
A spokesman at the American Embassy told ABC News Radio he could not yet comment on Tuesday’s events.
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