The Iranian terrorists targeting Israeli facilities in Bangkok planned to use $27 portable radios to hide their explosives, ABC News reported Tuesday.
Airing exclusive photos of one of the bombs discovered, the network showed the inside of the radio, packed with tiny ball bearings and six magnets. According to explosive experts, the device's design indicates that the bomb was meant to be attached to the side of a vehicle.
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According to the report, a surveillance photo of one of the suspects in the case, an Iranian national named Saeid Moradi, shows him holding a radio in each hand.
Moradi is accused of wounding four bystanders with one explosive device and attempting to throw another at traffic. The latter incident caused the device to detonate and he lost both of his legs. He was arrested following the incident and remains in custody in Thailand.
Bangkok authorities said that they recovered more than a pound of military-grade explosives from just one of the bombs.
Israeli authorities and US bomb experts, who analyzed the photos, said that the bomb in the photos "is strikingly similar" the devices used in the attacks on the Israeli missions in Georgia and India.
It is believed that the devices were either slipped through airport security or smuggled into Thailand in diplomatic pouches.
Iran has denied any connection with the attacks on the Israeli missions in Tbilisi New Delhi, and the arrests in Bangkok.
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