An Iranian man lost both his legs and injured four others in Sukhumvit 71 road in Bangkok when he threw a bomb at Thai police and it ricocheted off a tree, exploding as it bounced back towards him, the English-language Thai newspaper The Bangkok Post reported Tuesday. The incident came one day after near simultaneous attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia.
Shortly before, there had been an explosion in a house the man was renting in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok, government spokeswoman Thitima Chaisaeng told reporters. Witnesses reported seeing a man, identified in press reports as Saeib Morabi, lying beside a blown-out telephone booth with his legs decimated.
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