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Bomb at Hospital in Thai Capital, Bangkok Injures 24 People

A bomb at a hospital in the Thai capital injured 24 individuals on Monday.

The third anniversary of a 2014 military coup, with the army chief accusing groups opposed to the junta.

There was no claim of responsibility regarding the blast at the Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok. The hospital is well known with soldiers and their families and retired military officers.

“We found the pieces that were utilized to make the bomb. At this moment, authorities are looking at closed circuit cameras.”

Kamthorn Aucharoen, the administrator of the police’s explosive ordnance team, stated, including it was not clear who was responsible.

According to government representative Sansern Kaewkamnerd, 24 individuals were injured.

Suspicion is probably going to focus either on political dissidents opposed to military rule or Muslim separatists situated in the south of the predominately Buddhist nation.

Army chief Chalermchai Sittisart blamed groups opposed to the junta.

“It doesn’t have to be the junta anniversary. People who don’t like the junta, given the chance, will do this,”. Dispatching troops in uniform and plainclothes security officers in order to increase security.

Deputy national police chief General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul said that they hid the bomb in a container close to the entrance of a drug store.

The May 22, 2014, military upset toppled a democratically elected government and ended months of distress. The junta, therefore, said it needed to take power to reestablish order and introduce political changes.

Thailand’s export-dependent economy is hinting at recovery. After a temperamental three years that saw weak consumer spending a drop in trade.

Since the upset, the junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order, has clamped down on dissent and increase prosecutions under sedition and royal defamation laws.

The military has always played a prominent part in Thai life. However, since the overthrow, it has become embedded in society.

The military government has acknowledged it wants to weaken political parties and keep up permanent influence over elected governments. Incompletely through another constitution endorsed by the king a month ago.

As a result, an election is due by the end of next year.

The blast comes weeks after a car bomb at a mall in the area of Pattani, close to Thailand’s border with Malaysia. The impact injured 61 people and which authorities blamed on the Muslim radicals.

The far south of Thailand, which includes the Muslim-dominant part areas of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, is home to a long-running separatist insurgency. As a result a bomb detonated in Yala earlier on Monday, injuring military officers.

On May 15, a small bomb went off close to the National Theater in Bangkok’s old quarter, injuring two individuals. It was not clear who was behind the bomb.

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