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15 February 2010 :: 10:02:49 am 13298

Grenade Fired Near Thailand’s Government House in Bangkok

An M79 grenade has been fired into the Rajamangala University located within 100 meters of the Thai Government House building in Bangkok. The attack caused severe damage to private and public property, fortunately no one was injured or killed in the explosion.
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Pattaya, the 13th February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Thailand’s Government House in Bangkok was the target of a late night bombing inside the university campus where four parked cars and the roof of the pavilion was damaged despite tightened security by police and army personnel.
 
An unidentified attacker fired an M79 grenade at Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, which is approximately 50 metres from the Government House at 11pm.
 
According to Police reports, there were no casualties and investigations of the incident are on going. They have not yet ruled out any connection with the ongoing political turbulence in the country.
 
Saturday’s incident took place as Judges of the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division prepares to give their verdict regarding Mr. Thaksin’s Bt 76.6 billion in frozen assets were accumulated illegally whilst in power. Mr. Thaksin was ousted in a bloodless coup in September 2006.
 
On Sunday, Prime Minister Abhist told journalists, he believed the bomber wanted to create unrest and that the target was likely to have been either the Government House or the nearby National Counter Corruption Commission Offices and not the university.

Reiterating his statement that he was not perturbed by the incident, Mr. Abhisit said those who have tried to create unrest will not achieve what they want. He went on to warn the culprits to move within the legal framework as this is the only way to solve problems.

His statements were made as members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), the Red Shirts who are staunch supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin plan another major rally at the Election Commission (EC) at the new Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road on Monday.

Mr. Abhisit repeated himself by saying the government does not plan to invoke the Internal Security Act although anti-government protesters are staging more vigorous demonstrations in the country as the date approaches for the verdict on Mr. Thaksin’s frozen assets.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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