Saturday, October 2, 2010
11th Bomb attack in Bangkok in one month
BANGKOK: Bomb attacks are continuing in this Thai capital, with a bank branch in Pratunam being the latest target last night, and bringing to 11 such cases in about a month when hand grenades of the RDG-5 type landed on the roof of the bank at 11.30pm, with only one exploding and damaging part of the roof of the four-storey commercial building.
The other bomb malfunctioned and there were no casualties. The Russian-made bomb was not the type used by the Thai military and other security authorities. With the latest incident, six cases of bomb explosions and five cases of unexploded bombs have occurred in BANGKOK and in the neighbouring province of Nonthaburi over a month. The two provinces as well as Phatum Thani and Samut Prakan are still under emergency rule even after the anti-government protests ended on May 19, leaving 91 people dead and 1,800 injured following occasional unrest. The Department of Special Investigations recently issued a warning of possible politically-motivated bomb attacks in the capital until the end of the year.