Thailand capital suffers a series of explosions

03.08.2019, Bangkok.

A series of small explosions rocked the streets of Bangkok on August 2nd, The Bangkok Post reports.

According to the newspaper, since the early morning, the capital of Thailand has suffered six explosions in different parts of the city. Two explosions occurred near the BTS Chong Nonsi surface metro station, one on Rama the Ninth Street. Another three explosions occurred on Chaeng Wattan Street near a group of government buildings.

According to the police, two street cleaners were injured. Police also reported that an explosive device was found and neutralized at the BTS Sala Daeng station yesterday.

Currently, the Thai capital is hosting meetings of the member countries and partners of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the East Asia Security Summit (EASS). A delegation from Russia is taking part in the events.

In May, a terrorist attack in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani killed two and injured 14 people. An explosive device attached to a motorcycle left on the market detonated.

In southern Thailand, the main religion is Islam. Radical separatists have been operating there since 2004. They are trying to create an independent sultanate in the region.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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