Series of bomb attacks aimed at discrediting Thai gov't

12:47, September 29, 2010      

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Bomb incident in central Nontaburi province Tuesday and several bomb attacks took place recently in Bangkok and its adjacent provinces were aimed at discrediting the government's capability to control the situation, said acting government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn.

In the wake of bombing attacks in the capital and vicinity, the latest one was a 1kg improvised explosive device (IED) put underneath a car parked in front of a residence in central province of Nontaburi; however, the police could successfully dispersed it.

According to acting government spokesperson, the shrapnel from the bomb found at the site is similar to those found in other locations. He said this bomb and the string bombs which have rocked Bangkok and neighborhoods in the past 3 weeks were connected, but authorities are unable to conclude if it was politically linked to any political groups.

Panitan said the government has already instructed concerned authority to step up security measures to ensure public safety.

Despite imposition of emergency decree and preventive measures already in place, there have been bombings on almost daily basis over the past several days. From last Friday to Tuesday only, there have been at least five cases of bomb attacks reported in Bangkok and its vicinity.

Source: Xinhua


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