24 Aug 2016

One dead after bomb blast in Thailand

8:11 pm on 24 August 2016

One person has been killed and 30 wounded after two bombs exploded near a hotel in the southern Thai beach town of Pattani.

The attack happened less than two weeks after a series of blasts at popular tourist resorts, killing four people.

Police said the first blast, in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel, caused no casualties.

The second explosion came from a truck parked at the hotel entrance, opposite a karaoke bar and a massage parlour, and killed one local person.

- Reuters

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