Phramongkutklao Hospital bombing
7 Dec 2017
The lone-wolf bomber of an army-administered hospital has been sentenced to a further 27 years in prison. On 6 December 2017, the Criminal Court found Wattana Phumaret, 62, guilty of attempted murder, planting a bomb, causing serious damage, and possessing explosives in public and sentenced him to life imprisonment, reduced to 27 years because of his cooperation with the prosecution. Wattana, a former electrical engineer, was accused of planting a bomb on 22 May at the ar
15 Jun 2017
On 15 June 2017, a 62-year-old man was arrested in Bangkok and detained at the 11th Military Circle. He is suspected of being involved in last month’s bombing at the Army’s Phramongkutklao Hospital. The authorities searched the suspect’s house and found materials such as plastic tubes, wires, circuits and nails. The investigation will continue since the authorities believe that there are others involved in the bombing. The blast went off on 22 May 2017.
29 May 2017
Security forces have detained a 51-year-old woman in a military camp for interrogation over alleged involvement in the recent bombing of an army-run hospital. The woman was arrested from her home in Bangkok in the evening of 27 May 2017, before being transferred to the 11th Military Circle.
26 May 2017
A bomb goes off at Phramongkutklao Hospital and 25 are injured. The Prime Minister next day says that if such things go on, the election (in the most optimistic scenario at least 18 months away) may have to be delayed.
25 May 2017
The Army Commander-in-Chief has said an exiled extremist redshirt could be a suspect in the recent blast at a hospital run by the Army, adding the junta might bring back military trials for those who commit crimes against national security. On 25 May 2017, Gen Charlermchai Sitthisat, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, revealed that the authorities have compiled a list of suspects who could be behind the recent bombing of Phramongkutklao Hospital
24 May 2017
Unsurprisingly, 9 out of 13 CCTVs at the scene of a recently bombed army hospital have been found broken. The police has confirmed the incident could be connected to previous bombings. On 23 May 2017, Metro Police officers investigated the scene of a bombing that took place the previous day — the third anniversary of the junta’s coup — at Phramongkutklao Hospital, a Bangkok hospital run by the Royal Thai Army.