A bomb exploded in front of Bangkok Bank's Thanon Silom branch on Pan Road Saturday night, shattering the bank's windows į, police said.
There was no reports of injuries.
The attack took place at 9.45pm. Police's investigation showed that a suspect riding on a motorcycle threw an explosive into the bank. The explosion caused a small crater, damaging the bank's front windows, a telephone booth and two vehicles.
Meanwhile police are also alerted about a suspicious object, possibly an explosive, in front of the Bangkok Bank's Rama II branch.
Police and bomb squad rushed to both scenes.
The bomb attack took place one day after the Supreme Court found runaway ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra guilty of all charges including abusing of power during his terms. The Court also seized his Bt46 bn out of frozen Bt76 bn.
The Bangkok Bank has been targetted by the red shirts who alleged the bank executives have had close ties with Privy Councillor chief Gen Prem Tinsulanond. The red shirts rallied in front of the bank's headquarters a few weeks ago.
Thaksin blamed "Amatiya" as being behind the court's rulings against him and behind his ousting.
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Urgent meeting of police at 2pm
- Published: 28/02/2010 at 12:46 PM
- Online news: Breakingnews
The metropolitan police commander Pol Lt-Gen Santhan Chayanont has called an urgent meeting of his under supervision units at 2pm today to review security measures after the five bomb attacks in Bangkok last night, police said.
The order stressed that all commanders of metropolitan divisions must attend the meeting.
Pol Lt-Gen Santhan has also ordered all police stations in the capital city and vicinity to provide protection for all branches of the Bangkok Bank.
5 bomb attacks???
It looks as if since the Reds have wisely decided to lay low, someone is out to provide some sort of justification for all the scare-mongering of the past few months.
New Year's Eve anyone?
Does "amatiya" translate directly as "aristocracy'?
I hear bad things about a certain privy councillor.
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Thrown into a bank?
No, at a bank.
Last edited by DaveyG; 28th February 2010 at 15:57.
thai bombs are a bit different from bombs anywhere else...
"vast and black. the thing that was poised, like a crow over the moon. round and smooth. cannon balls. things that have fallen from the sky to this earth. our slippery brains. things like cannon balls have fallen, in storms, upon this earth. like cannon balls are things that, in storms, have fallen to this earth. showers of blood. showers of blood. showers of blood. " c.f.
Amataya translates as 'Elite'.