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Bangkok: 3 arrested for plotting bomb attack

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Discontent with govt in power led to move for disruption, say suspects

Police yesterday arrested three men accused of masterminding the bomb attack on Bhum Jai Thai Party headquarters in northern Bangkok on Tuesday.

In additiont to Khamphol Khamkhong, Dejphol Phutthajong and another unidentified man, there were four other men including a monk suspected of plotting the attack being tracked down by police, said assistant police chief Pol Lt General Assawin Khwanmueng.

Both Khamphol and Detphol have been implicated by alleged attacker Anek Singkhunthod of preparing the homemade bomb for him and planning the attack. Police apprehended Dejphol in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district, and later Khamphol in Chanthaburi.

Boht men joined the red-shirted protests last month and Khamphol served as a volunteer guard, Assawin said, adding that they told him they plotted the attack out of their dissent with the government in power and meant it to be only disruptive, not aimed at taking lives.

The Nation

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