Terror in Thailand: One woman is killed and dozens are injured

One woman has died and at least 20 people have been injured after two bombs exploded in a popular Thai tourist resort.

The explosives, believed to have been placed in plant pots, went off in the Hua Hin resort earlier today.

Reports on social media have suggested two British people are hurt, among nine injured foreign tourists.

h/t JEH

  • Alain

    I feel very safe to bet it was the work of Muslims.

    • tom_billesley

      The authorities are saying it is not terrorism but “local sabotage”.
      Yeah, right.
      Concerns not to damage tourism have absolutely no bearing on their statement.

  • xavier

    Yup It was at Phuket. So yeah. The junta will really crackdown as tourism is one of the bright spots in otherwise bleak economic situation

    • tom_billesley

      There were two bombs in Hua Hin, later two more at Hua Hin, one at Phuket and several more elsewhere in Thailand. So far reports are 4 dead, dozens wounded.

      • xavier

        Hete’s the latest from the Bangkok post


        • tom_billesley

          Sorry, xavier, my edit crossed with your comment.

          • xavier

            Sorry about that. One of the perils of citizen journalism. I was looking for the local paers and found that one. Yours is more up to date right now

  • ed

    make that 6 bombs , MUSLIM SEPRATISTS have been bombing and beheading in Thailand for the past 20 years !

    • tom_billesley

      The Thai government wants to blame it on the opposition.
      Good excuse for a purge. It’s all the rage.