4 Bombs at Banglampu Area, 2 Targeting ASTV Office

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Four bombs exploded in the Banglampu area in central Bangkok early this morning, with two of the bombs targeted at the ASTV headquarters. Fortunately, the bombs caused no injuries or damages.

At around 3.40 am this morning, four bombs exploded in the Banglampu area. The first bomb hit a police kiosk at the Banglampu intersection. About five minutes later, another bomb went off close to a small park area on the Sib Sam Hang Road, close to the first bomb site.

Simultaneously, two bombs exploded in the Chaopraya River, behind the ASTV headquarters on Phra Arthit Road.

A PAD volunteer guard who was on duty at the ASTV headquarters said he heard a gunshot from the opposite side of the river. All of the guards then crouched low on the ground while keeping their eyes on the opposite side of the river. They saw a bright light like a firecracker which caused a loud explosion in the river.

A second bomb was then shot from the same location a few seconds later. It fell into the Chaopraya River, a few meters away from the Manager speedboat, docked behind the ASTV headquarters.

The PAD guard believes the bombs were targeted at the ASTV headquarters but the shooter miscalculated the distance, causing them to fall into the river.

They also believe the shooter was on a boat in the middle of the river.

The bomb at the police kiosk at the Banglampu intersection caused the glass to break but no one was injured.

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General Kattiya Warns of More Attack against ASTV Headquarters

kattiya2General Kattiya Sawasdiphol has warned ASTV staff of more attacks against the ASTV headquarters on Phra Arthit Road.Army specialist Maj General Kattiya Sawadipol has warned that more attacks are likely to be launched against the ASTV headquarters on Phra Arthit Road. He also cautioned that unlike the two failed attempts before dawn this morning, the future attacks are likely to be more violent and guarantees to cause damages to the ASTV headquarters and even casulties to its staff.

 

Giant Firecracker Went off Next to ASTV Headquarters

Hot on the heel of a warning of more bomb attacks targeted at the ASTV headquarters, a giant firecracker went off at a park adjacent to ASTV station.

A giant firecracker went off at Santi Chaiprakarn Park, adjacent to ASTV station. No one has been injured.

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