New Delhi: The second Iranian suspect in the Bangkok blasts case has denied involvement and is yet to be charged. Thailand's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday issued a statement that said that Thailand isn't a terrorist target. Meanwhile 10 countries have already issued travel advisories.
According to reports, 2 of the 3 suspected bombers were Iranian nationals. One of them was critically injured while hurling a bomb at the police. He was later cornered and detained. The Thailand Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, has reassured all tourists issuing a statement that Thailand is not a terror target. Ten countries have already issued travel advisories.
Thailand's Prime Minister also ordered an increase in the security at the tourist spots in the country following Tuesday's blasts.
Thailand officials on Wednesday said that the Israeli diplomats including the Ambassador were the target of the Tuesday's failed bomb attacks in Bangkok. They also said that magnet-based bombs were used. Meanwhile, the second Iranian suspect, who is yet to be charged, has denied any involvement in the explosions.
Thai authorities probing the links between explosions in Thailand and those in India and Georgia on Tuesday said that bombs being used by the Iranian suspects were designed to target individuals and did not appear to be intended for large scale acts of terrorism.
A National Security Council official said that the bombs that exploded in a central Bangkok neighbourhood were intended to attack certain individuals, and were not for terrorism or sabotage, as they were made of materials that could not cause large-scale destruction.
The Thai authorities are examining materials that were used to make the bombs to find if they were of the same type as those used in the New Delhi bombing.
Chief of Thai Police said that they had been alerted about the threat of a potential bomb attack. However, the Thailand government has downplayed the terrorism angle. The embassy in Delhi though has stepped up security following these blasts. The incident proved that Iran and its proxies continued to use terror curing all potential targets.