Wednesday, 26 November 2008

4 bomb attacks rock Bangkok

At least four rounds of bomb attacks rocked Bangkok early Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people.

The number of explosions and injuries was still confusing at press time.

Three explosions were heard outside the outbound passenger terminal of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 4:30 am.

The explosion sounds frightened the protesters as police vehicles rushed to the scene. The protesters feared that police would come to violently disperse them. But their leaders managed to calm them down minutes later.

Thai PBS reported that four protesters were injured, two severely in the Suvarnabhumi explosions.

The fourth explosion happened at 6.30am at the Don Muang Airport, where protesters led by the Peoples Alliance for Democracy were rallying.

The figure of injured protesters at Don Muang airport was still confusing.

Channel 3 reported that two were injured but Channel 9 reported that five were injured, two severely.

Channel 3 added that a grenade was also launched at the protesters but it did not explode. And 2 men were injured by bomb shrapnel and one was shot when a group of men hurled two bombs and fired at the 92.75 community radio station for taxi drivers.

Police said the attack happened at 4:30 am.

The station was located inside Vibhavadi Rangsit Soi 3 where dozens of PAD guards attacked taxi drivers Tuesday evening.

A taxi driver, who identified himself as Watcharin, said he and friends were standing at the mouth of the soi and suddenly heard two explosions and the assailants also opened fire at them.

The injured were rushed to the Rajvithi Hospital.

The first explosion occurred on the Dusit Bridget in Bangkok's Dusit district at 2 am Wednesday, police said.

No one was injured in the explosion which caused a small crack at one side of the bridge.

Police found a safety pin of an M26 grenade at the scene. Police quoted eyewitnesses as saying they saw two men on a motorcycle speeding from the direction of the Government House. The pillion rider hurled the bomb to the bridge and they sped away.
Source - By The Nation
**其实早在昨天就有一个在泰国的叔叔告诉我这两天一定有大事情发生,但是因为太忙了,不当一回事.原来消息是那么准确的. 还好亲人都赶在昨天下午回来了,不然真的要担心死了.

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