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Thailand: Six bomb blasts hit Bangkok


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

02nd Aug, 2019. 06:41 pm
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Six bomb blasts wounded at least four people at three sites in Bangkok, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers.

The first small explosions were heard during rush hour, at two sites near central Bangkok.

A third blast was heard shortly afterwards at a government complex hosting several ministries on the northern side of the city.

Four people were wounded, the Erawan Medical Center said. It added that “none are serious and all are receiving medical attention at hospitals.”

Three of those hurt were women cleaning the street when a bomb went off.

Pictures on local websites showed them looking dazed and getting treatment from medics. One was seen being loaded into an ambulance.

The other casualty was from a device that exploded near the 77-story King Power Mahanakhon building, one of the tallest in the city.

Police Colonel told that a total of six bombs exploded. One was recovered before it blew up.

I would like to condemn those causing the situation which destroys peace and damages the country’s image,” said Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Twitter.

“I have instructed officials to take care of public safety and those affected promptly.”

Deputy Prime Minister told reporters that police had arrested two suspects, and accused the bombers of trying to “create a situation”.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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