BANGKOK — Police on Thursday morning had yet to determine the motive behind a bomb which struck Wednesday night on Ratchadamnoen Avenue and injured two people, saying only that the perpetrator had no intention to claim lives.
At about 8pm on Wednesday, a small bomb detonated in front of the lottery agency office on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, injuring Suriyaporn Poonsombat and Pimwara Raweenoppasit, street cleaners who were emptying a nearby trash can at the time.
The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team specialists found traces of a pipe bomb at the scene – a improvised explosive made from a PVC pipe – Col. Pitak Sutthikul said on Thursday.
The bomber’s motives are not known, but police believe they wanted to create a disturbance, said Pitak of Chana Songkram Police on Thursday.
Police are questioning witnesses and gathering further evidence.
The bomb struck on the eve of Thailand’s enactment of the new constitution and a public holiday marking the 235th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty’s reign.