Grenade hurled at Tonson Tower in Chidlom, but fails to explode


BANGKOK, March 18 — A grenade was hurled into Tonson Tower, a 19-storey high-rise office building in Bangkok’s Chidlom but the bomb has failed to explode.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit inspected the object and identified it as an MK-II hand grenade. 

Police were checking CCTV footage in the area as evidence.

At around 9pm, on Monday night, M-79 grenade was shot and landed at a home of Gen Noppadol Intapanya, a retired army general, in Nonthaburi Soi 41, nor far from the office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

The explosion left a hole in the lawn and damaged the wall but no one was wounded.

Bomb experts inspecting the scene found it was M-79 grenade.

Police believed  the attackers may have targeted the NACC office but missed,  The home owners said they have no conflict with anyone.

On March 5, a MK II hand grenade was thrown into the NACC premises but no one was wounded.