The planting of two improvised explosive devices in Phnom Penh on Friday morning was likely intended to strike fear into supporters of the political opposition, a senior CNRP official claimed, adding that the incident would not derail plans for Sunday’s demonstration.
At around 10:45 a.m., Cam*bodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) staff safely detonated one of the devices, which was placed several meters back from the sidewalk on the opposite side of the road to the National Assembly’s main entrance.
A second device, consisting of three M-79 rifle-launched grenades held together with black tape and red wire, was found
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