Bombing near palace in Dusit district

A bomb went off near Parus Gawan Palace in Bangkok's Dusit district early Saturday. There were no injuries.

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Witnesses told Dusit police that the blast took place at about 2.15am when an unidentified man wearing a crash helmet and riding a motorcycle drove past the area on Ratchadamnoen Nok Road and placed the explosive device next to a police forklift truck parked near the palace.

The bomb left a large crater on the road and damaged the forklift truck and a road sign.

Explosive ordnance disposal officers were dispatched to investigate the incident.

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