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Two bomb explosions in Patong

PHUKET: Two bombs exploded in Patong this morning (Aug 12), the first close to the police box on Bangla Rd while the second at Loma park.

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Friday 12 August 2016, 10:27AM


Police and an EOD team are currently at the scene and the area is sealed off from the public.

It has been reported that one person was injured in the explosions, which happened at 8:45am.

Chief of the Phuket Provincial Police Maj Gen Teerapol Thipjaroen said, “If anyone sees anything suspicious please inform police immediately.” (Call 191)

People are advised to keep away from the area.

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Bombs have also rocked the southern provinces of Surat Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin) and Trang.

According to reports at least three people have been killed.

More details to follow.

(See updated story here.)

 

 

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Kurt | 15 August 2016 - 13:46:58

@ malczx& r,  well a taxi motorbike driver became wounded in front of that empty police box.. 
Tiny or big, it is not good, right?
Imagine you pass by with your baby in a trolly?

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Joe12 | 14 August 2016 - 17:48:54

Kurt...the article states, "one person was injured in the explosions" Dunno where you get your news from, "seen the number of death and wounded people."

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Rorii | 14 August 2016 - 14:55:43

robbieatlennox, it is your life, you can do as you please, however, there are many that will treat Thailand, at least for the time being, with caution, and if you have kids then some consideration for their well being should be considered, no-one wants to label you, or anyone else, as an irresponsible parent. But anyway, if you are not involved in any bombings, good, but if your are, then we will look back and consider you an idiot, you got what you deserved... you life, I hope it's a long one.

What makes me scratch my head is why some people need to "show" they are "heroes" and post they will not let any terrorism change they ways, though I suspect if a bomb went off, close to them, the "hero" probably wouldn't come out of them.

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malczx7r | 14 August 2016 - 13:45:03

Kurt, pangkaone was referring to the bomb in Patong, I agree it must have been tiny to cause so little damage to the police box, on the other hand the one's in Surat thani and Hua Hin were devastating

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robbieatlennox | 14 August 2016 - 10:03:09

we are off to  Phuket 29/8 won't let the actions of few put us off

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Rorii | 13 August 2016 - 16:26:35

pangkaone, would you prefer to be in a bar brawl or standing next to one of the bombs?

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Kurt | 13 August 2016 - 10:15:50

@ pangkaone. I am sorry to say, but yesterday bombings were a 'bit' more than that of fire cracker level seen the number of death and wounded people.
And for what? We still don't know why.
No one yet claims responsibility for all of this.

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kangaloo | 13 August 2016 - 07:33:13

Luckily there were no police (As usual) in the Police Box

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pangkaone | 13 August 2016 - 03:46:22

The so call bomb is so small it's like a fire cracker, I have see bar brawls that has cause more material damage this has cause, but the news impact is really going to cause the worst impact economically ...

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jamesphuket | 12 August 2016 - 20:53:27

Well I am going to Phuket on the 11th September, it won't put me off.

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