A bungling Iranian bomber blew off his own legs when he hurled a grenade at Thai police outside a Bangkok school - which bounced off a tree and then exploded at his feet.
A bizarre sequence of explosions in the capital of Bangkok started this morning when a stash of explosives blew off the roof of a house occupied by three Iranians.
Two of the men quickly ran away while Saeid Moradi, who was seriously wounded, staggered out and tried to wave down a taxi.
Covered in blood, the driver refused to take him, and so he hurled a grenade at the vehicle. When police arrived on the scene he then tried to throw another at officers - but it bounced off a tree, landed at his feet, and blew off his legs.
Two men fled, but Saedi Moradi staggered out and tried to hail a taxi
Driver refused lift as Moradi covered in blood, so he hurled a grenade
Threw another explosive at police but it bounced off tree and hit his legs
'We know who carried this out and we will settle scores with them', says Israel
Photographs and video footage of the wounded Moradi showed him covered in dark soot on a pavement strewn with broken glass. He lay in front of a Thai primary and secondary school, head raised as if he was attempting to sit up or look around.
It is not yet known if yesterday's and today's attacks are linked - but Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said the Bangkok violence 'proves once again that Iran and its proxies continue to perpetrate terror'.