Iranian bomber misses, blows off own leg

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:35 EDT
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A man lays severely injured on the streets of Thailand after blowing his own leg off. Screenshot via Reuters.
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An Iranian man was severely maimed in Thailand on Tuesday after attempting to attack police with a bomb, only to have it explode in front of him, blowing off one of his legs.

An initial explosion detonated in the home he was renting, which attracted police attention. He then reportedly tried to flag a taxi, but no drivers would pick him up because he was covered in blood. When he became frustrated at the situation, he reportedly lobbed a bomb at one vehicle.

The third bomb, however, was not the attacker’s lucky charm: lobbing a grenade at nearby police, it bounced back and detonated near his leg. Four people were injured.

A passport later discovered placed the man’s identity as Saeid Moradi, of Iran.

This video was published by Reuters on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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