Second Person Cited in PX Bombing Arrest WarrantAP , Associated Press
Dec. 18, 1986 3:38 PM ET
FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) _ An Iranian suspected in the November 1985 bombing at a U.S. military shopping center in Frankfurt had at least one accomplice, a West German prosecutor said Thursday.
The Iranian was identified as Naser Daryaei and is the subject of an international police search. He is alleged to have driven the bomb-laden car to the Army PX in Frankfurt with a second person, prosecutor Hans-Eberhard Klein told The Associated Press.
A BMW sedan loaded with explosives blew up in the parking lot of the Army PX on Nov. 24, 1985. Thirty-five people, most of them Americans, were injured. No claim of responsibility was made.
Daryaei's accomplice is mentioned, but not named, in the international arrest warrant issued for the Iranian, Klein said.
He refused to say whether the two men are suspected of having worked for a terrorist group or a government. ''I can make absolutely no comment on that,'' he said.
A spokesman at the Federal Crime Office in Wiesbaden said the identity of the second man was unknown.
The arrest warrant was issued by the Frankfurt prosecutor's office on July 31, Klein said. He said the existence of the warrant was not publicized at the time because it was feared it might hinder the search.
Security sources who told the AP about the warrant on Wednesday said Daryaei was suspected of attempted murder, aggravated assault and commission of a bombing.
An Army spokesman in Frankfurt, Lt. Col. Arnie Laidig, refused comment. ''We are not involved in the investigation,'' he told the AP.
In Bonn, a man who answered the telephone at the Iranian embassy said there was no one available to comment on the case.
The security sources said Daryaei is ''in his 30s'' and is being sought primarily in the Western Europe and the United States.