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7 vocational students charged in connection with explosion in Rama 9 area

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Muslim students in Pondok Yala, Pattani. Photo: udeyismail / flickr.

Seven vocational students have been charged with the possession and transport in public of explosives and knives following a blast in the Rama 9 area of Bangkok on Friday in which two municipal workers were injured.

Citing CCTV footage and witness accounts, the metropolitan police say that the students hid a “Ping Pong” bomb in shrubs on Rama 9 Soi 57/1. The device subsequently exploded, injuring the two municipal workers working in the area.

Two suspects, who are natives of the southern province of Narathiwat, were apprehended in Chumpon province as they were travelling home by bus from Bangkok.

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By Thai PBS World

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