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No charges yet in attack on wedding

Police are still questioning a man suspected of fatally bombing a pre-wedding party in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Sambo district, provincial deputy police commissioner Ker Khannara said yesterday.

Khannara declined to name the 24 year-old suspect as the investigation was ongoing.

“He did have a dispute with the bridegroom some days before the wedding,” he said. “We questioned him first and we have not made a final determination yet, but I can tell you … the perpetrator will not answer directly, so police are seeking more evidence and witnesses.”

Prasat Sambo district police chief Chen Saren also revised downward his final tallies for dead and injured – now nine and 30, respectively – saying confusion in the wake of the blast resulted in incorrect figures.

“Yesterday, we received the number of deaths as being 11, but in fact, we got phone calls from relatives as they were sending [victims] to hospital that two more had died. In fact, those two people were unconscious, not dead,” he said.

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