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PHUKET CITY: A family sitting around a table in their home at 33 Surin Rd dived for cover when somebody lobbed a fragmentation grenade into their living room at 2 am on April 30. Homeowner Krongkwan Niemsa-ard told police that she believed she was the intended victim, because the grenade hit her on the arm and then rolled under her chair. A relative with whom she had already had several violent disputes had threatened to bomb her house and kill everyone inside, she said. Police noted that the pin had been pulled on the noy naa bomb, so named because hand grenades bear a resemblance to the popular Thai fruit, known in English as the custard apple. Fortunately for the Niemsa-ard family, this noy naa bomb was past its sell-by date: police said it was too rusty to detonate.

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