Police steps up security measures after grenade attack at Criminal Court in Bangkok

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BANGKOK, 8 March 2015 – National police chief Somyot Pumpanmuang has ordered police to step up security measures and share necessary information with soldiers assigned for a peace-keeping mission in Bangkok following an explosion at the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road on Saturday night. 

Uniform and plainclothes police officers have been deployed around various important places in Bangkok to ensure security for Thais and foreigners.

The explosion involved an RGD5 grenade that was thrown into the court’s parking lot, followed by a gunfire which wounded a man. RGD5 had been used in numerous attacks by protesters during last year’s political rallies. Thus the police chief believed the explosion was intended to create unrest and violence.

Motivation of the grenade attack is still under a joint investigation by police and military units