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Protests in Bangkok turn nasty, Bantadthong Bomb attack victims rise to 31

(Thai PBS English News, 17 Jan. 2014)

The bomb attack on anti-government protesters today near Bantadthong intersection left 31 injured. Of the injured, 12 are at Ramathibodi, 8 at Hua Chiew, 3 at Central hospital, and 8 at Chulalongkorn.

Eyewitness said the hand grenade fell close to the loud-speaker truck Protest leader Suthep was, about 30 meters from the scene where the grenade landed.

bangkok bomb attackSecurity source said a grenade pin was found at the scene by soldiers. The pin was said to resemble the pin of the Russian hand grenades seized from four suspects arrested by Bang Na police. Earlier, Bang Na police said the suspects have no connection with the grenade attack on Abhisit Vejjajiva’s house on Sukhum vit Soi 31 Tuesday night.

The police attributed different grenade pin to confirm no connection of the four suspects, including a woman.

The grenade used at Abhisit’s house is the same type used on the Bangkok governor’s home at Suan Pakkad Palace which was attacked last night. Police said it was a M26 grenade.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/bomb-attack-victims-rise-31/

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