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Kanchanaburi rocked by bombs near Myanmar border


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Kanchanaburi rocked by bombs near Myanmar border

Local media in this western province reported that two bombs had exploded in neighbouring Myanmar last weekend, Saturday night.

The explosions – the first at 10:10 PM and the other at 10:33 PM – took place in Phyathonezu Parish. The noise could be heard clearly at the Phra Chedi Sam Ong border checkpoint in Sangkhla Buri district.

After the explosions, a fire broke out in a school about 60 meters from the Thai border. The flames could be clearly seen from the Phra Chedi Sam Ong border post, also known as the Three Pagoda Pass, in Moo 9 village in Tambon Nong Lu.

Soldiers from the Lat Ya Force, border police and district officials were deployed to stand guard at the border checkpoint.

A security source told reporters at the checkpoint on Sunday morning that the bombs exploded at a high school, slightly damaging a school building and wall. There were no reports of casualties.

The explosions were believed to have come from improvised grenades. It is not known whether the incident is the work of an anti-military force in Myanmar, the source said.

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