Girlfriend saves policeman from bomb
PHATTHALUNG - A police officer is fortunate to have survived an attempt on his life, after his girlfriend noticed a string tied around a nearby tree and attached to a bomb under his pickup truck.
- Published: 5/04/2013 at 03:26 PM
- Newspaper section: news
Police defuse the bomb attached to the underside of Pol Sub Lt Pitak Suwanmalai's pick-up truck Friday. (Post Today photo)
Pol Sub Lt Pitak Suwanmalai, inspector of crime suppression at Khuan Meed police station, said that on Thursday night he parked his pickup truck at the home of his girlfriend, Saowaluk Petchmanee, in Tamod district.
The next morning, she spotted a string that was tied to a nearby tree and looked underneath his pickup truck, he said.
When she took a closer look, she saw the string was attached to the bottom of the vehicle. Ms Saowaluk phoned the police station, he said.
The Phatthalung provincial bomb squad decided it was a bomb and then defused the device.
Police said it was likely the attack was motivated by a personal conflict, possibly a love affair.
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