Thai explosive disposal unit keeps alert following frequent bombings

16:11, September 27, 2010      

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) in Metropolitan Patrol and Special Operation Division was ordered to be well prepared round-the-clock for investigation and disposal of any suspicious objects, deputy chief of EOD said Monday.

The instruction resulted from frequent bombings in Bangkok and its vicinity recently.

EOD deputy chief Pol Lt Col Kamthorn Uicharern said the police believe several explosions in Bangkok and neighboring provinces were done by the same group because they found linkage between each case. DNA and fingerprint collected from the scene were already submitted to the police, he added.

On Friday night, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off on Rama III road injuring three pedestrians while another bomb exploded late Friday night in Talingchan District damaging a car parked on the road. Also early Sunday, an IED went off under a flyover bridge near the Nang Lerng horse racing course.

Source: Xinhua


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