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In Thailand the number of victims of explosions has increased up to 59 people - RIA Novosti, 5/10/2017


Consequences of explosions in Thailand
MOSCOW, on May 10 — RIA Novosti. The number of injured explosions near a supermarket of the Thai city of Pattani has increased up to 59 people, the Bangkok Post.© Flickr/Jim Fruchtermanna newspaper the South of Thailand reports two explosions have taken place, have suffered 40 chelovekrany was reported about 51 victims. Explosive devices have worked with small time difference around 14.00 (10:00 Moscow time). According to police, the first bomb has been attached to the motorcycle parked nearby, the second has detonated in the car. At the time of the second explosion the police already was in the scene. As writes the edition, most of victims — the children and their parents making purchases for school. At the moment 21 persons are already discharged from hospital, however a condition of two of remained are estimated as critical. The deputy minister of defense of the country Udomdey Sitabutr (Udomdej Sitabutr has excluded a possibility of participation in explosions of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, it is forbidden in the Russian Federation). In provinces of "the extreme South" of Thailand — Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, bordering on Malaysia, since 2004 actively work groups of Muslim fighters of the separatist organizations demanding autonomy for the region or separation from Thailand. During the conflict in result of explosions and firings which happen in "the extreme South" weekly in the region more than 5,8 thousand people, generally — civilians have died. The region is inhabited by mainly ethnic Muslim Malayans while most of the population of Thailand is made by Buddhists. In the past all three provinces were included into a semi-independent sultanate of Pattani, the buffer state between Siam (nowadays Thailand) and the British Malaya (nowadays Malaysia), and have appeared as a part of Siam at the beginning of the 20th century as a result of a series of Anglo-Siamese agreements. The separatist movements arose in the region and earlier.

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