Hezbollah denies responsibility for attempted terror attacks against Israeli targets
Leader Hassan Nasrallah says group 'has nothing to do' with attacks in India, Georgia and Thailand, but that revenge for leader Imad Mughniyah's assassination still to come.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah denied Israeli accusations on Thursday that his group was behind bombers who targeted Israeli missions in India and Georgia this week.
"I assure you that Hezbollah has nothing to do with this, he told supporters. Israel accused Iran and Hezbollah of being behind twin bomb attacks that targeted Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia on Monday, wounding four people.
Nasrallah added, though, that Hezbollah still intends to avenge the assassination of Hezbollah's deputy leader Imad Mughniyah.
Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that Malaysia is set to extradite an Iranian national arrested over suspected links to a attempted bomb attack in Bangkok earlier this week.
The report came after, on Wednesday, Israeli Ambassador to Thailand Itzhak Shoham said the bombs discovered in a Bangkok house after a series of blasts in the Thai capital were similar to those used in attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia, adding that "we can assume from the other experiences that we were the target."
Four Thai civilians were wounded in Bangkok in a series of blasts that began Tuesday when a cache of explosives ignited at a house, apparently by mistake. One explosion blew off the leg of an Iranian who had fled, carrying what looked like grenades.
The bombs discovered in a Bangkok house after a series of blasts in the Thai capital were similar to those used in attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia, the Israeli ambassador said Wednesday.