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Explosions: Blast rocks Takhmao: residents

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Residents in Takhmao town, Kandal province, said Sunday night they heard a series of explosions near a military base about 2 kilometres from the residence of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Touch Naruth told the Post Sunday that he was at the scene and could not comment in any detail on the matter. Sok Vannara, first deputy director of firefighters at the Ministry of Interior, said he was also at the site and could not comment. No officials reached Sunday night could confirm whether anyone was injured or killed in the blasts or detail the extent of the damage. Officials  including Military Police Chief Sao Sokha and National Police spokesman Kirt Chantharith said they had no information about the explosions, which residents said lasted up to 15 minutes. Chun Sirun, governor of Kandal province, could not be reached for comment. "We were eating dinner ...when we heard the blasts. We stopped eating and drove to Takhmao town," said one villager who asked not to be named. Ka Sy, 45, a resident of Takhmao, said she heard two large blasts followed by a series of smaller ones.

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