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Deputy PM Suthep: NBT explosion may be linked to M79 grenade attacks at Yellow Shirt protests

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BANGKOK, Sept 1 – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said on Wednesday a grenade attack at a state-operated television station may have a connection with earlier grenade incidents at Yellow Shirt demonstrations at Government House two years ago.

Mr Suthep said he has ordered tightened security measures at both media and government offices.

The deputy prime minister, who supervises national security, commented following the Tuesday M79 explosion in the compound of the state television broadcaster NBT which damaged several vehicles in the latest in a string of attacks in the Thai capital.

The Centre for Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), which is directed by Mr Suthep, said earlier that the latest M79 grenade attack was aimed at causing disturbances and that it was believed to be the same type of weapon used in previous attacks believed to be aimed at alarming the public and raising concerns that their lives and property are threatened.


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