Recent bombs in C Bangkok not unexpected: 1st Army commander

19:22, August 02, 2010      

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The recent bomb attacks in central Bangkok were not unexpected, Thailand's First Army commander lieutenant general Khanit Sapitak said, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

The First Army commander was responding to the recent blasts in front of the Big C department store on Ratchadamri road and in front of the King Power duty-free complex on Rang Nam road in the central part of capital Bangkok.

The army has continuously cooperated with the national police and the Metropolitan Police Bureau to ensure security for the public, he said.

However, the concerned security authorities could not find out specific areas targeted by those who planned the violence attacks, the first army commander said. "This has worried both of the army and police," he added.

But, the army has been totally attempting to prevent any violence attack from re-occurring, the first army commander said.

Lieutenant general Khanit has also urged the general public to report any irregularity to the authorities as a precautionary step to prevent the violence attacks from re-newing.

In a related development, former deputy director of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) General Panlop Pinmanee has denied that he was the man behind those recent blasts, the Bangkok Post's website reported.

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