Grenade attacks threaten Thai newspaper, courtBy AP News Apr 25, 2014 2:44PM UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Police say two grenades hit a Thai newspaper headquarters and a court in northern Bangkok but did not hurt anyone, as political tension heats up in the country.
Police Col. Kamthorn Auicharoen said Friday that the first grenade left a small crater outside a building in the Thai-language Daily News newspaper compound in Bangkok’s Lak Si district.
He said the second grenade landed inside the gate of the Administrative Court in Bangkok’s northern outskirts, near an anti-government protest site.
The Thursday night attacks come ahead of a court decision that could remove Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from her caretaker premiership.
Kamthorn said police are looking for people behind both attacks.
More than 20 people have been killed and nearly 800 people have been injured in protest-related incidents since November.