Yesterday’s pipe bomb incident suspected to be related to recent Bangkok bombings

Photo: The Nation
Photo: The Nation

Four bombs have gone off in Bangkok since April 5. The latest was discovered undetonated yesterday in a pipe in an undeveloped part of Huai Khwang not far from the Thailand Cultural Centre MRT station. The pipe, eight inches long and four inches wide, contained some wires and a detonator. It was found by a motorcycle taxi driver that was going to fish in the area

The first bombing occurred in front of the Government Lottery Office, while the second and third — on May 15 and 22 — were in front of the National Theatre and at Phramongkutklao Hospital, respectively. All three previous cases involved the use of pipe bombs, with the third one causing 25 injuries.

The Nation reported that Police General Chakthip Chaijinda suspects a link between these bombings.

The police are searching for two suspects that were reportedly seen in the area.

According to Chakthip, the land where the pipe bomb was found has been temporarily enclosed for inspection.

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