BANGKOK: At least seven people were injured when a bomb planted inside a garbage bag went off at a street market in Thailand’s capital, police said.
The incident happened on Sunday night in a residential area in front of a barber shop and across from Ramkhamhaeng University.
According to Police Col. Narongrit Promsawat, the explosion slightly injured seven people and damaged merchandise stalls at the market.
Forensic scientists said the bomb was made of nails and other materials but they have not verified what set off the explosion.
Narongrit said the area was prone to violence from school gang rivalry and a suspect might have disposed of the bomb in the trash to avoid a search by the police.
No one has been arrested.