Perpetrators of Big C store condemned

The Department of Rights and Freedom Protection has condemned the perpetrators who set off a car bomb explosion at the parking lot of Big C department store in Pattani on Tuesday, injuring about 50 shoppers.

In a statement issued on Tuesday following the incident, the department said that the bomb explosions were a brutal and inhumane act which violates the right to live and to enjoy freedom and security.

Such an act caused an unnecessary loss to many people, would damage the image and confidence of the country, said the department.

Police said that most of the victims sustained minor injuries and there was no fatality.

Police are looking for the owner of the grey Isuzu pick-up truck which was used as a car bomb, Mr Saen Kachornkham, who was reported by his wife of leaving home to sell plastic canvas sheets and could not be located.

The management of Big C, meanwhile, said that it was ready to help the injured victims.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)