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AP Quoting Thai Police: 2 Explosions; Unclear if Fatalities

Note: for the latest details on this story, see the Bangkok explosion tag.

Quick update to my previous post about the Bangkok explosion explosions today: The AP is reporting:

Police in Thailand say two explosions have occurred in a Bangkok neighborhood. But it was not immediately clear what caused the blasts or whether there were any fatalities.

A picture posted on Twitter purportedly showed a wounded man laying on a sidewalk outside a Thai school, his legs apparently ripped off in one of the explosions.

Police Col. Sittiphab Baiprasert told The Associated Press the blasts Tuesday occurred about 100 yards (meters) apart on Sukhumvit 71, a busy multilane thoroughfare that is home to businesses and apartment blocks.

Update: A longer AP story says:

Two explosions boomed through a busy neighborhood in the Thai capital Tuesday, police said, but it was not immediately clear what caused the blasts or whether there were any fatalities.

A picture posted on Twitter purportedly showed a wounded man laying on a sidewalk strewn with broken glass outside a Thai school, his legs apparently ripped off in one of the explosions.

Several Thai television stations reported the wounded man was carrying explosives at the time. They said an identification card found in a satchel nearby indicated the man may have been of Iranian decent. It was not possible to independently confirm those reports, however.

(All emphasis mine.)