Bomb found in Cambodia capital before mass protest
AFPPHNOM PENH--A makeshift bomb was discovered Friday near Cambodia's parliament, police said, adding to tensions in the capital ahead of fresh planned protests over Prime Minister Hun Sen's disputed election win.
September 14, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion of the device — made from TNT powder in a 10-litre plastic container — causing a blast that shook nearby buildings, military police spokesman Kheng Tito told AFP.
Three M79 grenades were also found close to Democracy Park, the location of opposition protests against the results of hotly disputed elections held in July.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incidents, which come against a backdrop of political friction in Phnom Penh.
“These devices were planted in order to cause insecurity, chaos and to intimidate people,” Kheng Tito said.