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Grenade on doorstep injures women

Grenade on doorstep injures women

The wife of a deputy police chief and an 18-year-old woman were seriously injured yesterday by a grenade that was planted on the doorstep of their home in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town.

Poipet town commune chief San Searhour said that 31-year-old Kong Vihhika and an 18-year-old woman identified as Len were critically injured when they opened the door of their house yesterday morning and detonated the grenade.

The two victims were rushed to hospital in Thailand’s Sakeo district, but their condition remains uncertain.

“So far, we don’t know about the condition of the victims. They were sent for treatment at a Thai hospital,” the commune chief said.

Kong Vihhika is the wife of Chak Phirun, a deputy police chief at the Poipet town checkpoint on the Cambodia-Thai border, and Len lived with the couple.

San Searhour confirmed that police had launched an investigation into the attack, and Poipet police chief Um Sophal said that a military official had been arrested in connection to the crime.

Poipet town governor Ngor Meng Srun declined to provide more details about the investigation, so as not to interfere with the outcome.