Three people sustained serious injuries and 17 others were wounded Friday night when unidentified attackers threw a hand grenade into a crowded coffee shop, police said Sunday.
The attack rose out of a dispute between the attackers and the owner of the Chamkar Mon district coffee shop on Preah Sisowath Street, said Khuon Sophon, municipal penal police chief. The dispute was personal, not political, Khuon Sophon noted, although he did not disclose specific details.
The victims were taken to Calmette Hospital by ambulance, he said.
Chea Sophara, first deputy governor of Phnom Penh, said that although the city has tried to confiscate illegal weapons, people still use them.
“I am very sorry to hear about this case,” he said.