5 injured in explosion at anti-govt rally site


BANGKOK, Dec 29–– Five men were wounded, one of them severely injured, in an explosion at an anti-government protest site near Makkhawan Bridge this afternoon.

The incident occurred at the rally site of the People’s Army to Overthrow the Thaksin Regime where an explosive device exploded at security guards’ tents.

Currently, four of the injured were sent to Ramathibodi Hospital for medical care while one other with minor injuries received first aid treatment at the rally site.

Pol Col Napon Kladkhemphet of Nang Lerng police station said that police officers have been investigating and have not determined yet whether the explosive device was a large firecracker or a ping pong bomb.

A witness said that assailants were two men on motorcycle travelling from Makkhawan intersection and the explosion was heard before they sped away to Jor Por Ror intersection.