Double bombing in Thailand injures 40

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Bangkok, May 9 (IANS) At least 40 people were injured on Tuesday in two successive explosions at a shopping mall in southern Thailand’s Pattani province, officials said.

The first bomb went off inside the Big C mall at 2.08 p.m. (local time), followed shortly by a second and more powerful one in the parking area, a Pattani provincial police official told EFE in a phone interview.

Photos inside the shopping mall, where the first explosion went off, showed lesser damage compared to the ones taken in the parking lot where a number of vehicles were destroyed by the second blast.

The second bomb was inside a bag placed in a pickup truck parked outside the building, police officials said.

No armed group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

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–IANS

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