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Phuket on high alert after Patong bombs

PHUKET: Security at Phuket International Airport is on high alert after two bombs detonated in Patong this morning (Aug 12).

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Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 12 August 2016, 01:52PM


One bomb detonated at Loma Park on the Patong beachfront at 7:35am and a second bomb detonated at the Police Box at the beach end of the tourist-busy Bangla Rd at 8:45am.

Loma Park was to be the venue for celebrations for HM Queen Sirikit’s 84th birthday today. Those festivities have now been cancelled.

A third device reported in front of the Ban Thai resort on the Patong beach road was later confirmed by police as a false report. (See story here.)

At Phuket Airport, Airport Director Monrudee Gettuphan confirmed to The Phuket News, “We are conducting thorough checks on baggage passing through the airport and we have the EOD (bomb-disposal) team on standby.

“We have more patrols throughout the terminal and outside on airport grounds, and security checks on vehicles,” she said.

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“We have many security agencies on alert, including security guards, Tourist Police and personnel from the Royal Thai Navy and even local police from Sakoo Police Station.

“More officers have been assigned to patrol the entrance and exit to the airport, and officers are conducting checks on vehicles entering the car park building,” Ms Monrudee added.

No flights have been delayed or cancelled so far as a result of the Patong bombings, Ms Monrudee confirmed.

Capt Pongjak Uraiman, Commanding officer of the Royal Thai Navy Air Squadron 3, which is stationed at the airport, told The Phuket News, “We have increased our security at the airport to the highest level.

“In addition to our regular patrols inside the airport, we have assigned more personnel to bolster patrols outside the terminal,” he said.

 

 

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Laughing Out Loud | 12 August 2016 - 18:47:11

Does this mean the police with no name tags and fake breathalizer machine shaking farang down for 5000 baht at karon check point will actually be doing something to help us or just because bangkok brass has awaken?

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traveller | 12 August 2016 - 18:30:47

Won't stop me coming to thailand this weekend! Traffic is still more dangerous to remind people.

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malczx7r | 12 August 2016 - 16:28:05

How about security at busy places like Jungceylon?  Mind the security there has been a joke for months, they no longer search back packs, they look in the boot of your car, you could have bottles of propane on the back seat and they never look, they can't see in because of tinted windows, there's the underside of vehicles as well that are never checked!!  My mate was doing volunteer police in Patong but packed it in, he was ex military, he tried to tell them not to allow motorbikes on Bangla rd at night as they could be used as bombs but they ignored him! Stupid farang trying to tell a Thai what to do attitude!

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