Hospital Bomber Sentenced to 27 Years

 Hospital Bomber Sentenced to 27 Years

BANGKOK, Thailand – Members of the military nursing community in the Pacific region observe the a patient receiving care while at the Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok Thailand on Aug. 3 for a tour of the Hospital facilities during the 2011 Asia Pacific Military Nursing Symposium, which is sponsored by Pacific Command and executed under the direction of 13th Air Force. This is the fifth year of the symposium, which started at Hickam Air force Base in 2007, and the first time that Thailand has hosted the event. More than 12 countries from the Asia-Pacific region have come together to build on relationships by exchanging information and techniques with one another. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young)



BANGKOK — The man who set a bomb injuring 21 at an army-run hospital was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for crimes including attempted murder.

Wattana Poomarej, 62, an engineer at a state-owned utility, was found guilty of premeditated and attempted murder by setting off a pipe bomb disguised inside a flower vase in a waiting room of the Phramongkutklao Hospital.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Khaosod English



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