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Series of new explosions rocks Thailand

August 12, 8:20 UTC+3 BANGKOK
One person was killed, at least six more injured
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BANGKOK, August 12. /TASS/. One person was killed and at least six more injured in a series of explosions in Thailand, The Nation newspaper said on Friday.

The first explosion occurred near a local marine police building in the province of Surat Thani after Mother Day celebrations. The second blast shook a local police building nearby. One person was killed and two more injured in the first explosion.

Four more people were injured in the blast in the resort city of Hua Hin, Thai PBD TV channel reported. The explosive device detonated near the City Clock Tower. Eyewitnesses said there were two explosions.

One explosive device is neutralized

Local police said an explosive device was neutralized on a beach on the Phuket Island.

"The bomb was found on Loma Beach," police said.

An explosion rocked Patong area popular with tourists earlier today injuring one person.

The Russian Embassy in Thailand told TASS that Russian citizens were not injured in the blasts.

This is a continuation in the series of blasts that started in Thailand on Thursday when an explosive device detonated in the southern province of Trang, killing one person and injuring seven more.

Two explosions also rocket Hua Hin late on August 11 killing one person and injuring 21 more, including 10 foreign tourists.

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