Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Grenade attack kills three

Grenade attack kills three

Grenade attack kills three

110418_2
A mother and son clean blood off the floor of a room where the injured were taken after the attack in Tadol Bei village, in Kandal Stung district, Kandal.

Three people were killed and nine others injured in what police believe was a suicidal grenade attack in the Kandal Stung district of Kandal province on Wednesday.

Sim Buth Bandith, Kandal Stung district police chief, said yesterday that the incident occurred during a family quarrel at an outdoor gathering at about 8pm in the district’s Tadol Bei village. No arrests had been made in connection with the crime, he said

The body of Un Seng, 48, was identified by police as the suspect. He had divorced from his wife several months ago and was allegedly seeking to reunite with her.

His wife reportedly denied his attempt at a reconciliation, which police said caused the suspect to retaliate by using a grenade in a suicide attack.

“There is no investigation about this incident because the criminal was dead at the scene and our conclusion was that there were no other suspects,” Sim Buth Bandith said.

A 38-year-old neighbour, Seang Sreymao, said yesterday that Un Seng had fought with his wife several times during the past two weeks and had also threatened to kill his entire family.

“We didn’t expect that Seng would explode a grenade during the gathering of the neighbourhood. He came and sat while members of his family were visiting his sick [ex] mother-in-law, had an argument for several minutes and then put his hand in his pocket.

“We smelled gunpowder before he exploded,” she said, adding that two people including one child remained in critical condition in hospital.

MOST VIEWED

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Bumpy road for local ride apps

    Ride-hailing services seem to have grown into a dominant player in the capital’s transportation sector. Relatively unknown and little used in the Kingdom at the beginning of this year, services like PassApp, Grab and ExNet are now commonplace on Phnom Penh streets. However, the

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in