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Thai Police Question Three More Iranians Over Bomb Plot


Thai police officers with detainee Mohammad Kharzei (center), one of three Iranian suspects held in a bomb investigation.

Thai police officers with detainee Mohammad Kharzei (center), one of three Iranian suspects held in a bomb investigation.

Thai police say they have begun questioning three more Iranians in connection with an alleged plot to kill Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.

A police spokesman said on February 27 that investigators have information that the three may be linked to a series of apparently botched blasts that occurred in the Thai capital on February 14.

The spokesman said no charges have been filed yet against the three -- two men and a woman.

They were arrested during a raid on February 27 in Bangkok.

Three other Iranians are already in Thai custody in connection with the case, while another suspect was detained earlier this month in Malaysia.

Israel has blamed Iran over the Bangkok blasts, as well as bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia on February 13.

Tehran has rejected the accusations.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, Reuters
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