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Six bombs explode in Bangkok as city hosts major security summit



Six bombs explode in Bangkok as city hosts major security summit

BANGKOK: Six small bombs exploded at three locations in Bangkok on Friday (Aug 2), injuring four people and rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting that includes top diplomats from the United States and China.  

The first small explosions were heard during rush hour, just before 9am (10am Singapore time), at two sites in central Bangkok. Further blasts hit a government complex hosting several ministries in the north of the city. 

Four people were injured, the Erawan Medical Center said. It added that the injuries were not serious and the four people were being treated 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 taken into an ambulance.

The other casualty was near the 77-storey King Power Mahanakhon building, one of the tallest in Bangkok.

Read more: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/bangkok-thailand-several-small-explosions-bombs-asean-summit-11774794