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Thai PM orders mall bombing investigation

Monday, February 02, 2015 - 01:17

Security tightened and investigations ongoing after pipe bombs explode outside a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok. Julie Noce reports.

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Thailand's Prime Minsiter Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered an investigation after two pipe bombs exploded near a luxury mall in Bangkok over the weekend. The improvised devices went off near the Siam Paragon mall on Sunday evening. Prayuth addressed reporters Monday. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) PRIME MINISTER PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA SAYING: "We are now investigating this, who did this and how it may be connected to groups. I received the report about this last night and I've ordered the Deputy Prime Minister to investigate. I think evidence will be found." Police say no one has claimed responsibility so far. They are investigating footage from close circut television cameras that showed two possible suspects near where the bombs exploded. Although there was little damage, police said the incident did heighten tensions in the capital city which is still under martial law since last years coup. I'm afraid this will affect stability, this university student said. There might be another bomb that might injure people. Political tension has been high since last month when a national assembly hand-picked by Prayuth banned former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from politics for five years.

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Thai PM orders mall bombing investigation

Monday, February 02, 2015 - 01:17