Grenade fired at building with El Al office in Bangkok

December 05, 2001

A grenade was fired at a building in central Bangkok that contains the ticketing office of El Al, the national Israeli airline.

-- Tom Gross


Grenade fired at building with El Al office in Bangkok
The Associated Press
December 5, 2005

Assailants fired a rocket propelled grenade at a multistory building in central Bangkok housing a ticketing office of the airline El Al early this morning.

Local police said they doubted the Israeli carrier was the target.

There were no casualties but some damage to the facade of the 15-story Manorom Building on Rama IV road, one of the main thoroughfares of the Thai capital, said Lt. Gen. Anan Piromkaew, chief of the metropolitan police.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

In 1994, an apparent plot to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok was foiled.

A truck containing a bomb was abandoned a few hundred meters (yards) from the embassy after being involved in a traffic accident.

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