Monday, October 1, 2007

Bangkok Post: Bomb Explodes in Bangkok


A bomb blew up while being disarmed next to the Army Survey Department just off Rajdamnoen Avenue Sunday night, injuring the two ordnance disposal officers at the scene.

No one claimed responsibility for the bomb which exploded the night before Gen Anupong Paochinda was set to replace army chief and coup leader Sonthi Boonyaratkalin as commander of the army.

The explosive was in a black cardboard box placed at a phone booth in front of a small soi between the Army headquarters and the Army's Survey Department.

The box was spotted by bystanders at the Rajdamneon Boxing Stadium across from the Army headquarters. After the explosion, another box was found 50 metres away from the first one.

After being informed, the bomb disposal unit rushed to the scene at around 9pm. But while inspecting the box, the bomb went off.

Question: Where was General Saprang? Why two bombs?

The Nation only reports one bomb at the scene"

Blast near Army HQ injures two

The Nation

A bomb exploded near Army headquarters off Rajdamnoen Avenue last night injuring two ordnance-disposal officers.

The nature of the device was unknown late last night but had been detected about 6pm in a black cardboard box placed at the mouth of a small soi between Army headquarters and the Army Survey Department.

It was spotted by passers-by attending the Rajdamnoen Boxing Stadium across the road from the headquarters.

There was no indication from police at press time as to the motive of the explosion.

One bomb-disposal officer lost a thumb and the other received minor injuries.

The site was barricaded and sniffer dogs deployed to check for more explosives. None were found.

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