Blasts rattle Bangkok mall shoppers

2015-02-01 19:56
Thai soldier standing guard after blast at mall. (AP)

Thai soldier standing guard after blast at mall. (AP)

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Bangkok - Thai police say two explosions at a transit hub near major down town shopping malls were caused by small improvised explosive devices, but no one was hurt and damage was minor.

The explosions occurred around 20:00 on Sunday at the Siam Square station of Bangkok's Skytrain system, which serves several shopping centres, including the upmarket Paragon mall.

The incident comes at a time of slightly raised political temperatures in Thailand, as the country's ruling junta has tightened its clampdown on critics of its rule.

Police initially said the explosions were caused by a transformer, but National Police spokesperson Lieutenant General Prawut Thawornsiri later said they were caused by devices that were probably not meant to hurt anyone.

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