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Chalerm says suspects arrested for attacking NACC with M79 grenades

Caretaker Labour Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung said Friday that three or four suspects have been arrested related to M79 grenade attack against the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

Chalerm, the director of the Centre for Administration of Peace and Order, said a team of police, civilian and military officers had inspected the area around the NACC head office and arrested the suspects.

A red-shirt group was rallying in front of the NACC to try to prevent it from indicting caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the rice-pledging scheme.

Chalerm said the authorities found an AK-47 assault rifle, a pen gun and a shotgun on the suspects and found an M79 launcer in a nearby area.

The authorities had yet to trace the owner of the M79 launcher, Chalerm said.

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