These three Iranians were at a bar on Walking Street, a popular tourist destination, drinking and partying with Thai staff just days before they set of bombs in Bangkok, Thailand's capital.
Pattaya Times Exclusive, Pattaya, Thailand - Interrogations of suspects responsible for recent bombings in Bangkok reveal Pattaya is also at risk of a possible bombing. Pattaya City officials and Chonburi police called a special emergency meeting to warn the public to be on the lookout for any possible terrorists in Pattaya.
terrorists may be targeting bomb attacks in Pattaya. At 2:30 pm Friday,
February 17, an emergency meeting was called at
The meeting was to prepare the police, security forces, government officials and the public at large for a possible terrorist attack this weekend and beyond at
Another Iranian named Nikkhahfard Javad was seen on surveillance tapes in the area of Sukhumvit Soi 71 just before the explosion last Tuesday and is being sought by police as a suspect.
Two men holding Iranian passports are now in Thai police custody after bombs detonated in
The same three terrorists captured in
suspects stayed in different hotels in Pattaya," an immigration officer who did not want to be named told AFP.
The most likely targets, an informed source says, are properties owned by Israeli business people in Pattaya, although “major targets like shopping centers and
In another forum, the Israeli Vice Prime Minister, Moshe Yaalon, said
Mr. Yaalon said, “We see what is happening in
Thai police Chief Phriewphan Damapong said Thursday it is believed that Israeli diplomats were the intended target of the botched plot, which came to light following an apparently accidental explosion at a house in
Thai Police have tracked down a Thai woman known as "Nancy" or “Nan” who escorted one of the men, Mohamad Khazaei, during his stay in Pattaya, he added.
"The most important evidence we found are pictures in
Following the interview, Khazaei was detained trying to board a flight out of the country.
According to the Bangkok Post, the Thai woman was also in the suspect's hotel room "but didn't detect any irregularities except one time when he barred her from approaching a closet in the room."
One of the men captured is named as 28-year-old Saeid Moradi who blew his own legs off as he hurled a bomb at Thai police who were chasing him from the house.
At the Pattaya meeting police officials from eight different command stations, business owners and operators from the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, the Thailand Hotel Association, the Walking Street Bar Association, the Baht Bus Association, Motorcycle Taxi Association and tour operators joined CPN shopping center management, civic and social leaders representing the various international communities and the press attended the briefing.
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