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Bomb Blasts Hit Thai-Burma Border

At least four people have been killed in separate blasts in a Burmese town on the border with Thailand, the government in Rangoon said on Wednesday. Thai officials said there were at least four separate explosions in the town of Tachilek on Wednesday morning, killing two civilians and two policemen. Tachilek was the site of Monday’s meeting between a senior official from Burma’s military junta, General Khin Nyunt, and Thai Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. They met at the border town to sign an agreement to build a new bridge across the river, and cement ties between the two countries. The bomb blasts have reportedly damaged a police station, a power plant, a petrol station and a statue of King Bayinnaung, which was built in recent years as a symbol of national pride. Two of these targets are very close to the existing bridge across the river, which links Burma with the Thai border town of Mae Sai. Full Story

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