Twin bombings in Thailand injure 58

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Bangkok, May 9 (IANS) At least 58 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 hidden in a car sporting a licence plate of the neighbouring Yala province.

The vehicle was parked there by unknown suspects who were currently being tracked by the police.

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

–IANS

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