IED found near Sattahip temple

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Bomb squad police defused an improvised bomb found on a Sattahip roadside.

The hard, round explosive filled with gunpowder and rocks was discovered near the entrance to Wat Yanasangwararam Feb. 16. Police said it appeared the device could have been detonated remotely.

Bomb squad police begin the process of defusing an IED found on a Sattahip roadside.
Bomb squad police begin the process of defusing an IED found on a Sattahip roadside.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal officers defused the device and no one was injured.

Police said the object was an “improvised explosive device”, or IED, which might have been created by youths trying to create panic. Another theory is the bomb-makers dumped the device by the temple as they feared being caught with it.