Motorcyclists Throw Bombs at Tourists in Pattaya

CHONBURI — Two motorcyclists threw homemade bombs at a group of tourists in the resort town of Pattaya early this morning, police say.

No one was injured the blast, which took place on Soi Phra Tamnak 5 in Banglamung district at around 1 am on Monday.

Police say one bomb exploded, while the other failed to detonate. EOD officers later arrived at the scene and safely defused the device. The incident is under investigation.

Pichit Laotaew, a 51-year-old security guard who witnessed the incident and called police, told reporters he saw "teenagers" on two motorcycles drive into the alley and throw the bombs.

"The entire community was frightened by the blast," Pichit said. 

Pattaya is a coastal resort town east of Bangkok with a popular red-light district and high crime rate. 

 
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