Bangkok: An Iranian on Tuesday set off three blasts in Bangkok, blowing off his own legs while one of his compatriots was arrested when he attempted to flee to Malaysia, a day after Israeli embassy cars were targeted in Indian and Georgian capitals.
Four locals, including a woman, were also injured in the blasts that occurred outside a school on Soi Sukhumvit 71 Road that branches off a busy multi-lane road in the Thai capital far away from foreign embassies.
Authorities here did not point fingers or suspect a link between Monday's incidents in New Delhi and Tbilisi and the blasts in Bangkok, but Israel said a possibility of Iranian link could not be ruled out.
Saerb Moradi, one of the three Iranians living in a rented accommodation and allegedly making bombs, blasted the house in Ekamai area of central Bangkok after police discovered explosive materials there.
Moradi along with two other Iranians fled from the scene. He tried to stop a taxi and after the driver refused to accept him, he threw a bomb injuring the driver and ran off.
Spotted by police, he threw a third bomb on them but it bounced off a tree and blew his legs off. Moradi is being treated at a hospital.
Top police official Pansiri Prapawat said they recovered a passport from the scene which indicated that Moradi was an Iranian.
He said so far they have not found any links between Monday's incidents in New Delhi and Tbilisi and today's blasts in Bangkok.
Another Iranian identified as Mohammed Hazaei, 42, was arrested as he was about to leave for neighbouring Malaysia. He was waiting for an Air Asia flight to go to Kuala Lumpur.
A hunt is on for a third Iranian, who had rented the house in Klongtan district and was now absconding.