Thai Channel 9 TV staff residence attacked by bomb

14:57, July 05, 2010      

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A bomb exploded in front of a house of an employee of Thailand's Channel 9 Television on Monday morning, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

The blast occurred in front of the residence of Mr. Sarmsorn Wongsamarn, the staff member of Channel 9 TV's outside broadcasting van (OB Van) team, the TNA report said.

His residence is in Huay Kwang district, which is located between central Bangkok and Nonthaburi province.

The blast damaged the mirror windows of his house, four tyres of a car, and two other cars parking nearby the incident scene.

The bomb's type has yet to be identified.

Thailand's security authorities will assess the overall situation before the state of emergency will complete its 3-month term of the enforcement on July 7.

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of security affairs Suthep Thaugsuban said earlier it is viewed normal laws may not be able to maintain law and order under the country's current circumstance.

The state of emergency has been imposed on April 7, 2010, in capital Bangkok and 23 provinces of Thailand's 76 provinces, empowering police and army to control the anti-government protests.

The death toll from a series of violent clashes between the " red-shirt" protestors and troops during March 12 to May 19 stood at 88 and some 1,885 others were wounded.

Source: Xinhua


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