Three small blasts from six bombs hit Bangkok, capital of Thailand which is the host of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, wounded 4 peoples on Friday.
Photo: The Guardian
According to Reuters, the first two detonations were at 9am local time, near central Bangkok and a third explosion was heard at the government complex hosting several ministries in Northern Bangkok. Three people were injured by the explosion and one security guard was wounded near the 77 – storey King Power Mahanakhon Building, as the eyewitnesses informed. All of them were taken to the hospital
Thai Police shared that one of the six bombs was possible a homemade bomb, known as “ping pong bomb” which had a same size as a tennis ball. The bomb was considered to be used to hurt the government’s reputation.
After the blasts, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan – ocha requested an investigation. Government spokesman Narumon Pinyosinwat stated “The situation is being closely monitored and security measures have been tightened. The public is urged not to panic”
Prime Minister Prayuth also posted “I would like to condemn those causing the situation which destroys peace and damages the country’s image,”in the Twitter
No inpidual or organization affirmed to carry out this explosion.
The explosions occurred when the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting between ASEAN countries and other world powers such as United States, China and Russia is being held in Bangkok. However, there were no detonation in the regional meeting area on Friday.
On August 1, the Thai police had detected two fake bombs around the area of the meeting venue. Nevertheless, these objects was not dangerous.
The police also had arrested two men who related to the fake bombs.
Reuters, The Guardian ( Van Nguyen )