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Fatal Attacks Target Protests In Thailand, Kill Three Children

Four people were killed, including three children, and more than 50 injured in two separate attacks aimed at antigovernment protests in Thailand over the weekend.

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On Sunday at antigovernment protest in one of the busiest shopping areas of Bangkok, a bomb exploded killing a 12-year-old boy and a 6-year-old-girl, who were brother and sister, and a woman of about 40.

Another 22 people were injured during Sunday's attack including a preteen boy who was in critical condition, said Lt. Gen. Paradon Patthanathabut, Thailand's national security chief.

The United Nations issued a statement Sunday condemning the violence and urging both of "the parties to respect human rights and the rule of law, prevent any new attacks and engage in meaningful dialogue toward ending the crisis and advancing reform."

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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