M-79 grenade attacks on Daily News newspaper, Administrative Court

Saturday, 26 April 2014 By  MCOT

BANGKOK, April 25 -- Two separate M-79 grenade attacks occurred last night at the Daily News newspaper on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road and the Administrative Court in Chaeng Wattana, but no injuries were reported.  

At 9pm a grenade landed in the Daily News compound, between the offices of the newspaper and Daily News TV.

The explosion made a small hole in the ground and damaged an air conditioner compressor and a building pillar.

A witness said he heard an explosion and saw thick smoke. He first believed that the explosion has come from the aircon compressor but later learned that it was a bomb.

The CCTV footage captured the moment when the grenade exploded.

Police believed the assailants may have shot the grenade from behind the newspaper compound.

At around 10pm, an M-79 grenade was shot into the compound of the Administrative Court near the anti-government protester site in the Chaeng Wattana area.  

It landed in a bush near the entrance gate.

The witnesses said they saw the grenade being fired from a pickup truck passing the CAT Telecom office.

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