A TNT bomb and two M79 ammunition rounds were found at two different spots in Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province early Sunday, police said.
Pol Lt Lert Sriraksa, the duty officer at Bang Saphan police station, said a cardboard box containing a TNT charge, weighing about half a pound, was found in front of the house of Chamnian Buaphan, chief of Village Group 1, in tambon Thong Mongkol at about 1.30am. The TNT charge was wrapped with black adhesive tape and connected to a flashlight battery and an electrical circuit.
A bomb disposal team removed the box for further examination and then destroyed.
About 150 metres away, two M79 grenades wrapped with black adhesive tape were found in front of the house of Chad Baosri behind Bang Saphan Vocational College, about 7km from Phetkasem Highway.
Mr Chamnian, the village chief, has refused to take part in the blockade of Phetkasem Highway in Bang Saphan district by rubber growers. Mr Chad has a son who is a police officer.
Police believed the TNT bomb and the M79 grenades were intended to show dissatisfaction with Mr Chamnian and Mr Chad.
Meanwhile, the blockade of Phetkasem Highway in Bang Saphan district continued on Sunday.
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