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Six explosions hit Thai tourist towns

Police said two bombs went off in the resort of Hua Hin on Friday morning near the clock tower
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In a span of 12 hours, at least six explosions hit Thai tourist cities of Hua Hin, Phuket and other locations police, officials told CNN.

Police said two bombs went off in the resort of Hua Hin on Friday morning near the clock tower.

Around 650 ft away, another two bombs exploded late Thursday night as foreign tourists were leaving local bars to go back to their hotels, Police Lieutenant Colonel Samoer Yoosumran said.

At least 11 people — mostly foreign visitors — were injured and a woman who had a food vending cart in front of a bar was killed on Thursday night, CNN quoted Yoosumran as saying.

“The bombs were planted on the street where most of the customers are foreigners,” he said, adding “And they went off while foreigners started to leave the bars and go back to their hotels.”

Both bombs that exploded in Hua Hin on Thursday night were planted inside tree pots, about 164 ft away from each other, near a bar called Johnny’s 56, Yoosumran said.

The first bomb went off at around 11 p.m. The second exploded a few minutes later, CNN quoted Yoosumran as saying.

At least one person, a female municipal worker, was killed and four injured on Friday after two blasts went off in in Surat Thani city, according to Chavalit Chanmornoi, a local police captain.

The explosions occured about about 650 ft from each other, and were around 30 minutes apart, CNN reported citing Chanmornoi as saying.

-IANS

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