From: Obersturmbanfuhrer Olly on

Bomb Attack in Area Near King Power Duty Free

UPDATE : 30 July 2010 At around 1:30 A.M.

last night, authorities were informed that a bomb had exploded at a
building directly across the King Power Duty Free Complex on Soi
Rangnam in the Phayathai area, injuring one person. On site, police
found a man around 30 to 40 years old who had been seriously injured
from bomb shrapnel. Near the victim was a hold in the ground at the
foot of a tree with shrapnel and remains of a black plastic bag.

Witnesses in the area say they saw a green and yellow taxi parked near
the tree before the explosion took place. However, the taxi sped away
right after the bomb exploded. Witnesses did not get a chance to
notice the license plate on the vehicle.

After an initial investigation of the crime scene, authorities believe
that the explosive used in the attack was a stick hand grenade which
was planted around the tree trunk in a black plastic bag. The victim
is believed to be a garbage collector who intended to look inside the
plastic bag, which triggered the bomb to explode.

The victim was transported to Ratchavitee Hospital and remains in
critical condition. As of 8:30 A.M. on Friday morning, he has not
regained consciousness.

The blast comes on the heels of the government's decision to cancel
the State of Emergency in six provinces. Ten provinces, including the
capital of Bangkok and its metropolitan areas, remain under emergency