Fifteen people were injured in Macau early yesterday when triad gangsters apparently lured them into the path of a bomb. The explosion was detonated as policemen and journalists crowded around the scene of a car bomb which had gone off 20 minutes earlier. Some of the victims were only a few metres away from the blast. The second bomb blew apart a motorcycle, sending shards of metal into a crowd of police, reporters and camera crews. Police said it was designed to injure or maim. Bits of electronic equipment found nearby could have been part of a remote-control unit, they said. Five policemen and 10 journalists were hurt, including Maria Cheang Ut-ming, 33, TVB's Macau correspondent, and Leung Wing-kuen, 36, of the Oriental Daily News. Police described the attack, the tenth bombing in Macau this year, as a 'two-pronged act of organised crime intimidation against police and journalists' but vowed to step up the war on the triads. It was the latest in a string of attacks on police, prosecutors and public officials before and after the arrest of alleged 14K triad kingpin 'Broken Tooth' Wan Kuok-koi. One victim, Macau Daily News reporter Chai Pui-tong, who suffered injuries to his forehead, said: 'I thought I was going to die.' Seven journalists and five police officers remained in hospital last night, but a spokesman said none was in a life-threatening condition. Xinhua vice-director Zhong Guangyao said: 'The central Government will continue to support and assist the local administration in its crackdown on organised crime,' adding that 'stringent measures' should be taken. A Judiciary Policeman injured by the blast, Inspector Barata Goncalves, was one of the three officers who arrested Wan on May 1. Wan, 43, reputed to head Macau's 10,000-strong 14K triad society, remains on remand in Coloane Prison awaiting his trial. Inspector Goncalves said: 'The second blast happened just as we were preparing to move the car. There was a loud bang and I felt something hit me.' Judiciary Police spokesman Inspector Man Hao said: 'They were trying to hit two targets. One was the police and the other the press. 'The police because of the work we have been doing and the files we have lodged in court against them. 'The press because it is their responsibility to report the truth which can damage the [triad] societies.' Governor Rocha Vieira described the attack as a 'terrorist act', the first time he has used the term about such violence.