Police investigate the attack scene at Phramongkutklao military hospital. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Thai authorities on June 15 said that a suspect was arrested in connection with a bomb attack on the Phramongkutklao military hospital in central Bangkok last month.

Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan announced a 62-year-old man was caught and is now under interrogation. However, he gave no indication of the suspect’s motive or affiliation to the bombing.

The bombing at the Phramongkutklao military hospital in Ratchathewi province on May 22 injured at least 24 people. The incident came on the third anniversary of the Thai army's seizure of power.

After the attack, authorities of Thailand have stepped up security measures and ordered nationwide security agencies to be on alert.

Police has also set up 27 control posts operating around the clock in the capital city. The locations under tight control are military steering offices, civil agencies, railway stations, shopping malls and airports.

Meanwhile, embassies of some countries like the UK, Canada and Australia warned citizens to be vigilant when staying in Thailand and avoid crowded places as well as the bomb scenes.

In an effort to ease the international community’s worry, Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai said his Government assures that Thailand remains safe for international visitors.-VNA