Bystanders help an injured woman at the scene of the first explosion
BANGKOK – The Embassy of the United States in Thailand is on high alert following the recent explosions at Boston marathon finish line in the US.
According to Pol Maj Gen Chaiwat Chantaworaruk, head of the Patrol and Special Operations Division of the Metropolitan Police Commission, security measures at the US embassy have been intensified to the maximum level; however, the embassy has yet to request for an increase in security forces.
Pol Maj Gen Chaiwat added that a police intelligence unit has detected no signs of attempt to create chaos or any irregular activities in Thailand, particularly at the US embassy.
The bomb blasts in Boston resulted in at least 3 dead and over a hundred injured.
BOSTON – Investigators are combing through the rubble from two blasts that went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, searching for clues to help determine who planned the attack and why.
The twin explosions Monday afternoon killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy who was waiting for his father at the finish line, and injured more than 140 people, some critically. At least 2,000 Canadians took part in the race, but none were reported killed or injured.
As of Tuesday morning, federal investigators said no one had yet claimed responsibility for the bombings, which took place seconds apart on Patriots Day.