Four hooded suspects fire rockets at Army fuel tank No 6 after it was apparently selected as their target; Cabinet will take strike into account when it decides today on whether to extend the state of emergency
Twin rockets were fired at an empty fuel tank located in an Army installation in Nonthaburi on Sunday night, causing slight damage to the tank but no explosion or casualties.
Relying on witness details, police said the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack was well prepared, as four attackers on two motorcycles were hooded and wore safety helmets, and both vehicles had no licence plate.
Nonthaburi police chief Pol Maj-General Supphakij Srijantharanont said had the of 10-million-litre-capacity fuel tank not been empty, the explosion could have caused wide damage to local communities and a school only 500 metres away.
The tank hit by the RPGs was the only empty one in a group of 11, all located at the Army installation. Police sources said the attackers could have been instructed to target tank No 6. The pillion riders were seen wearing two white cloth backpacks thought to have contained the launchers and rockets.