Arrests made in New Delhi, Bangkok


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

New Delhi police 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 also was injured in Monday’s attack. 

Two Iranian men were arrested Wednesday in Bangkok in connection with explosions the previous day in the Thailand capital. One of the arrested men was about to board a flight out of the country, according to reports. A third suspect, also Iranian, was arrested in Kuala Lumpur after crossing the border to Malaysia.

Also 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 Tbilisi, Georgia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 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." 

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