Pattaya Daily News

30 October 2008 :: 10:10:20 am 40690

One Dead, 10 Injured in Bombings, Gunshots at Pad Protest Site, Judge’s Home

BANGKOK, Oct 30 - The People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protester's rally site at Makhawan Rangsan Bridge on Ratchadamnern Avenue was disrupted by a bomb, with 10 persons wounded, and one man was found dead near the Metropolitan Police Bureau headquarters, nearby.
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Meanwhile, a second bomb exploded at Constitution Court judge Charan Pakdeethanakul’s home causing minor damage but no injury.

Witnesses said that at about 3 am, two suspects drove a motorcycle to the rally site where Peoples’ Alliance security personnel had blocked the roads with steel fencing and car tyres. The two men threw a bomb at the protesters’ volunteer security guard tent, injuring 10 men, with one being seriously injured and was sent to hospital.

The bomb caused a small hole in the ground.

Meanwhile, a man identified as Sangwean Rujimola, 46, was found dead on a footpath near the Metropolitan Police Bureau headquarters not far from Misakawan intersection which was also blocked by the PAD.

In the initial inspection, police found a bullet wound in the back of the victim’s head, while a bulllet hole was also found in the wall of the police headquarters.

Pol. Maj-Gen. Anan Srihiran, commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 1, inspected the scene and said police would question Mr. Sangwean’s relatives regarding why he went to the rally site. Gen. Anan added that the police did not conclude that the victim was shot by PAD’s volunteer security personnel.

The police general said witnesses reported seeing Mr. Sangwean drinking alcohol with friends. The victim appeared to be intoxicated before walking alone and verbally scolding PAD supporters. After that some 10 gunshots were heard during the night before he was found dead.At about midnight, a bomb was thrown into the residence compound of Constitution Court judge Charan at? Soi Preedee-Phanomyong 45 in Bangkok, causing minor damage, but no injuries. At the time of the attack, Judge Charan was in the house.

The explosion caused a 30 centimetre wide hole in the lawn and some window were shattered.

Forensic police were dispatched to collect evidence Thursday morning. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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