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Media: explosion in the south of Thailand was attempt of massacre of citizens - RIA Novosti, 5/10/2017


Military on the place of explosion at a supermarket in Thailand
BANGKOK, on May 10 – RIA Novosti. Explosion at Big C hypermarket in the province Pattani in "the extreme South" of Thailand as a result of which on Tuesday 59 people, including children have been wounded was attempt of massacre of civilians, the Internet version of the Khom Chat of Basts newspaper with reference to полицию.© reports to REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanomv Thailand number of victims of explosions has increased to 59 человекВ difference from the majority of the attacks of fighters of the Islamic separatist organizations operating in provinces of "the distant South" which often attack by means of explosive devices separate military patrols on roads of an arrangement of military units, groups of Buddhist monks and teachers of secular schools, explosion at Big C has been conceived as massacre of civilians, the colonel Pramot Pom-Ying, the official representative of the mixed army and police expeditious command on internal security in the province Pattani which words are quoted by the edition has declared to the edition. He has emphasized that explosion has happened at hypermarket in the middle of the day on Tuesday when the shop was full of the school students with parents shopping by the beginning of new academic year (in Thailand academic year at schools begins in the middle of May). The investigators processing case of explosion and local authorities have highly appreciated accurate and professional actions of protection of hypermarket thanks to which none of visitors and the staff of shop have died, the newspaper reports. Powerful explosion has taken place around 14.30 on Tuesday (10:30 Moscow time) in the parking at an entrance to Big C hypermarket to the provinces Pattani in the south of Thailand in minutes after other explosion, much the smaller power which has occurred at other entrance to hypermarket. Nobody has suffered from the first explosion. Protection of hypermarket has managed to block entrances to shop and to instantly organize evacuation of people from the building before there was the second explosion. As a result of this explosion 59 people among whom there are many children of school age have been wounded. Severe wounds were got by four persons. In total in hospitals of the province Pattani for morning of Thursday there are 38 people, the others have been written out during the evening and night after receiving medical care, reports the edition. The investigation has found that the powerful improvised explosive device has been installed on the car pickup which fighters have parked on the parking at an entrance to Big C then they have fled by the motorcycle. Surveillance cameras have recorded faces of two alleged offenders, Khom Chat of Basts" reports ". Opposition of the Thai security forces and fighters of the Islamic separatist organizations operating in the southern Thai provinces Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat has begun in 2004. During the conflict in result of explosions, firings and firefights in the region more than 6,8 thousand people, generally civilians have died. The authorities of Thailand declare non-participation of the separatists acting in three provinces with the prevailing Muslim population consisting of ethnic Malayans to the international terrorism. Separatists demand wide autonomy

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