Thai deputy PM sorry for several bomb attacks

16:16, September 27, 2010      

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Thai Deputy Prime Minister in charge of security affairs Suthep Thaugsuban said on Monday that he owed the public an apology for failing to prevent several bombings took place in Bangkok and its vicinity over the past few days.

He said although the security officials had set up more checkpoints there were still loopholes which the perpetrators could exploit.

Suthep said the government would further strengthen security measures and step up intelligence operations to try to learn of the bomb attacks in advance.

The attacks should not be linked with the government's consideration of whether to lift the emergency decree as this would only confuse people in general, he said. The bomb attacks were part of attempts to incite unrest in order to make public believe the government is incapable of controlling situation, 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, a home-made bomb went off under a flyover bridge near the Nang Lerng horse racing course.

Source: Xinhua


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