Thailand blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots
Aug.12, Bangkok: A series of blasts across Thailand has targeted tourist towns, killing four people and injuring dozens, reports said.
Four bombs exploded in the resort town of Hua Hin, while several blasts hit the island of Phuket, a top tourist destination, all within a 24-hour period on Thursday and Friday.
No group has claimed the responsibility for the attacks, but suspicion is likely to fall on separatist insurgents. The timing is sensitive, as Friday is a holiday marking the queen's birthday.
Hua Hin is about 200km (125 miles) from Bangkok while the province of Phuket is in the far south. Both places, as well as Phang Nga are known for their scenic beaches. There were two explosions in Surat Thani in front of police stations within the space of half an hour, BBC reported.
The Oslo Times International News Network