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February 14th, 2012

India embassy bomb 300x219 MEDIA ALERT: Iranian man involved in Bangkok blast, a day after attacks on two Israeli embassies

BANGKOK- An Iranian national injured five people, including himself, after throwing a grenade at Thai police. There had been an explosion reported earlier at the man’s rented house in central Bangkok. The attack comes one day after a bomb exploded at an Israeli embassy in India and another one was defused at the embassy in Georgia.

(Source: New York Times, Bangkok Post)

Analysts available for comment:

Ajay Chhibber is Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and head of its Asia-Pacific Bureau.


Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Languages: English

Meir Javedanfar is currently the director of the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (MEEPAS), which carries out analysis of sixteen Middle Eastern countries from its offices in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Languages: English, Spanish

Reza Aslan is a Middle East analyst for CBS News, and a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and holds degrees in religion from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa.


Location: Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Languages: Arabic; English

Elazar Barkan is co-director for the Center for the Study of Human Rights, and professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. He is a frequent commentator on issues related to the Israel-Palestine conflict.


Location: New York

Language: English

Photo: Investigators work at the scene where the New Delhi bomb wrecked a vehicle with diplomatic plates and Israel’s parliamentary television channel said the wife of Israel’s defence attache and her driver were among four people hurt. — Feb. 13, 2012.

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