A man thought to be an Iranian was seriously wounded in Bangkok on Tuesday when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew both his legs off, police and a government spokeswoman said.
Shortly before, there had been an explosion in a house the man was renting in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok, government spokeswoman Thitima Chaisaeng told reporters. (Reuters)
The Bangkok Post reports:
A bomb exploded in front of a school on Sukhumvit road on Tuesday afternoon, wounding a foreigner and damaging a telephone booth.
Klongton Police said the explosion took place around 2pm outside Kasempithaya School. The injured foreigner lost both of his legs in the blast.
Witnesses told investigators that an unidentified man hurled a bomb into a phone booth and then fled.
Police were investigating and had temporarily closed down Klong Ton and Phra Khanong intersections.
The Nation says:
Three foreigners were injured in an explosion on Soi Sukhumvit 71 Tuesday afternoon.
The explosion occurred at 2 pm in front of the Kasem Pitthaya School.
One of the foreigners lost his legs.
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