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Bomb attacks on anti-government campaigns continued

Politically-related bomb attacks continued last night with the anti-government Chaeng Wattana protest site the target, although there were no reports of casualties.

Three grenades, believed to be M79s, were fired at the Chaeng Wattana site late last night. Two of them landed inside the 1st AntiAircraft Artillery Regiment base near the rally site while another landed near a building, causing slight damage.

Phra Buddha Issara, a senior monk supervising the rally site, said he heard three explosions at about 10.30pm.

He believed that the assailants may have intended to shoot the grenades at the area in which he was located but had missed their target.

A bomb attack also took place at Mongkut Wattana Hospital opposite the rally site. The bomb hit the operation room on the seventh floor of the hospital. No one was injured. The hospital's owner, Dr Rienthong Naenna, is a strong supporter of the antigovernment campaign.


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