Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24: police

Reuters News
Posted: May 22, 2017 2:53 AM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 people on Monday, on the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.

There was no claim of responsibility for the blast at the Phramongkutklao Hospital, which is popular with retired military officers.

"It was a bomb. We found the pieces that were used to make the bomb," Kamthorn Aucharoen, commander of the police's explosive ordnance team, told Reuters.

"Right now, authorities are checking out closed circuit cameras."

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Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said 24 people had been wounded.

(Reporting by Aukkarapon Niyomyat; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Robert Birsel)