Arrests Made in New Delhi, Bangkok Attacks

Police in New Delhi have arrested five suspects in connection with a bombing attack that wounded the wife of an Israeli diplomat.

New Delhi police have also identified a red motorcycle that they believe was used to stick the bomb on the car carrying the wife of an Israeli Defense Ministry representative to India on her way to pick up her children from school. The driver was also injured in Monday’s attack.

Two Iranian men also have been arrested in Bangkok, Thailand in connection with explosions Tuesday in the capital and a third suspect is believed to have crossed the border to Malaysia. One of the arrested men had been about to board a flight out of the country.

Also on Wednesday, Israel’s ambassador to Thailand, Itzhak Shoham, told the Associated Press that bombs found in the blown-up home of the suspects in the Bangkok bombings were similar to those used in the attacks on Israeli Embassy employees in New Delhi and Tiblisi.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday again blamed Iran for the attacks. “Iran’s terror operations are now exposed for all to see,” Netanyahu said in the Knesset plenum. “Iran is targeting innocent diplomats around the world. If this aggression isn’t halted, if red lines are not clearly drawn, Iran’s aggression will ultimately spread to many other countries.”

This story "Arrests Made in New Delhi, Bangkok Attacks" was written by JTA.


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