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Thai PM tightens security at public places after blasts

Thai junta chief and Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday ordered authorities to tighten security at public places after homemade pipe bombs detonated near a sky train station in front of a shopping mall here.

The two small bombs exploded near Siam sky train station in front of the downtown Paragon Shopping Complex last evening. The blasts caused minor injuries to two passers-by.

“We have to find out who were responsible for the bombs and whether they had a connection with any political group. Police are working on this,” Prayut said. He said the authorities would have to find out whether people who had earlier mentioned the possible use of violence against the government had anything to do with the bombs. He ordered authorities to increase security at public places and said the people should also act as eyes and ears, because they?are the ones who would be affected if there is more violence.

Asked if the bombers hoped to create unrest and discredit the government, Gen Prayut said: “You already know?this.?Why even ask?”.
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