Thai police found unexploded bombs in Phuket and Hua Hin

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

pray for thailandThai media reported that two more bombs suspected of being connected to the coordinated attacks last week were found in separate locations in Phuket and Hua Hin on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say evidence is pointing to disgruntled political parties affected by the coup for the bombings in seven provinces, as two new unexploded devices were found in Phangnga province

A police bomb disposal unit was called to Paradise Plaza market in Phuket to inspect a suspicious rucksack which contains a mobile phone wired to an electronic circuit board with burn marks on it. The second bag found in a garment shop in China Town market, contained a suspected detonator. Each had alcohol gel and matches.
Same of those used for the bomb attacks in Phuket and Phangnga on Friday.

The National Council for Peace and Order spokesman Piyapong Klinpan said one suspect has been arrested and six activists detained after the blasts which killed four people and injured 35. The 13 bomb blasts and four arson attacks hit Trang, Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket, Surat Thani, Phangnga, Krabi and Nakhon Si Thammarat on Thursday and Friday. 

The violence occurred less than a week after the draft charter, which critics say is intended to strengthen the power of the military and prolong its hold on power, was passed. 

A similar device was later discovered at Chat Chai market in Hua Hin.

Source: Bangkok Post



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