Bombing at Sukhumbhand's home

An M26 hand grenade was thrown into the famed Suan Pakkad Palace on Si Ayutthaya Road, home of Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, on late Thursday night. No injuries were reported.

Police said the grenade exploded on the property’s car park shortly after 10pm. It damaged a car and left a 10 cm-deep hole in the ground. The grenade was of the same type used in the attack on the housing compound of Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on late Tuesday night.

MR Sukhumbhand was not at home at the time of the attack. 

The palace, one of Bangkok’s historical places, consists of four traditional Thai houses. The place houses a display of antiques dating from prehistoric times to the Rattanakosin period.

MR Sukhumbhand has condemned the attack. “This should not have happened. It was too mean to do such thing with a historical place of all Thais,” he said.

He believes the people behind the bombing are the same group who attacked Mr Abhisit’s home.  

At 8pm, an explosive device was thrown from a motorcycle near the People's Democratic Reform Committee's (PDRC) rally site at the statue of King Rama VI at Lumpini Park. No one was injured.  

PDRC security guard Wattana Markpa, 20, told police two men on a black Honda Wave motorcycle without a licence plate approached the Sathon-Rama 4 intersection where he and three other guards were manning a vehicle checkpoint. The pillion rider tossed a bomb onto the footpath near the park's entrance gate. They fled along Wireless Road.

The men wore bullet-proof vests and black full-face masks, Mr Wattana said. 

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Discussion 1 : 17/01/2014 at 07:33 PM
A nicely frame up episode to create an unrest image.
Discussion 2 : 17/01/2014 at 09:51 AM
Yeah it's could be use as an political benefit. But think about it. How the
Discussion 3 : 17/01/2014 at 08:12 AM
The unluckiest bombers in the world! Nobody home. Again!
Discussion 4 : 17/01/2014 at 07:57 AM
please don't forget 2,500 dead in Bangkok during Thaksin's "war on drugs"….two wrongs don't make a right
Discussion 5 : 17/01/2014 at 07:39 AM
Do you suggest that the grenade thrower didn’t want to hurt anybody or do you want to suggest that the owner of the house wants to discredit the others by arranging this by himself? I don’t think members of the Democrat party have to throw grenades at their own houses to get attention. Thaksin’s red-shirts and Seh Daeng trained ronin warriors are known for their aggressive and violent behavior. We don’t have to think too far to make an educated guess who is responsible for the violence.
Discussion 6 : 17/01/2014 at 06:56 AM
There is also the possiblity that they did it to their ownselves just make a story. Remember you will be in the spotlight. Don't you see that it's the most famous enjoyment in this country?
Discussion 7 : 17/01/2014 at 06:46 AM
if they have access to a grenade more than likely they had weapons as well A security guard will possibly make 350 baht a day, I would be in no hurry to chase them either
Discussion 8 : 17/01/2014 at 06:16 AM
Nobody home again.
Discussion 9 : 17/01/2014 at 06:01 AM
You think that a home of such historical importance would have many CCTV camera's surrounding the site. Why didn't the security guards pursue them?
Discussion 10 : 17/01/2014 at 05:50 AM
Do you think our PM will ever comment this attac on demostrators and public people? No! Do you ever think The police chatch them? No! And why so?Yes, They support PTP, and they are hired of the same gang! Please make chaos, we will not investigate or chatch you!
Discussion 11 : 17/01/2014 at 05:49 AM
TiT - the land of amazing coincidence. Grenade thrown at night into khun chai moo's house, nobody home. Grenade thrown at midnight into Abhisit's house, whole family out. Suddenly all their surveillance cameras were not working so the culprits cannot be caught. On the other hand, Suthep claimed that in 2010, 92 dead and 2,000 maimed civilians could run straight into bullets. That's the Democrat Party for you.
Discussion 12 : 17/01/2014 at 05:08 AM
The M26 is a fragmentation grenade developed by the United States Military sold to and bought by Thailand's Military in bulk. Hmm?
Discussion 13 : 17/01/2014 at 04:48 AM
Ha ha ha ............No one injured ! Slight damage to car park ! "No one home at the time" Say no more. This is so obvious. Just another of Benito's brilliant ideas for sure.
Discussion 14 : 17/01/2014 at 03:03 AM
I wonder who it could have been knowing the answer already ..
Discussion 15 : 17/01/2014 at 02:46 AM
I've noticed that whenever there is a "bomb" attack on the home of a Democrat Party member, they are never home. No matter what time it is - even 2A in the morning.
Discussion 16 : 17/01/2014 at 01:11 AM
No one wishes to see this grenade hurling to any one In Bangkok. Unfortunately, it did happen. It is time to sit down and hold talk. Negotiation shall work wonder. Why not take chances to curb this political division from going on ? Thailand needs to be grown up. Forget about all the political differentials lets rule of law to decide what and how should be done.
Discussion 17 : 17/01/2014 at 01:09 AM
more intimidation please, let us see how the CAPO would deal with it. Im sure they'll just have a handful of explanation; "were investigating", " attack was third hand people", etc. And of course they (CAPO ) will not send group of Police to provide security at opposition homes. CAPO loves to hear bombs, threats at opposition homes.

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