Thailand: 4 bomb blasts wreak havoc in Pattani city

A police officer inspects the site of one of four bomb blasts which hit the southern province of Pattani. According to Deep South Watch, more than 6,300 people — the majority civilians — have been killed in an insurgency mainly in the southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala. PHOTO BY AFP

Four explosions shook Muang district of Pattani early Thursday (April 2), causing extensive damage to vehicles and shophouses, police said.

The bomb attacks appeared to be coordinated, occurring almost at the same time, about 2am Thursday.

The first bomb went off outside Thanasin vehicle rental company at a five-storey shophouse on Nong Chik Road near Pattani Vocational College.

The blast damaged the shop front as well as 42 motorcycles and three cars parked nearby.

The second bomb went off 20 metres away at a showroom of Pattani Charoen Trading Co, an Isuzu dealership. The explosion shattered windows and damaged two new vehicles in the showroom…

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