One woman was killed and at least 30 other injured in the bombing of a hotel in southern Thai beach resort of Pattani.
The Southern Hotel is in an area popular with western tourists with all casualties understood to be Thai people.
The first blast in a car park behind the hotel caused no casualties, Police Lieutenant Colonel Winyu Tiamraj told Reuters.
“The second explosion came from a truck parked at the hotel entrance, opposite a karaoke bar and a massage parlour, resulting in one death and 30 injuries,” he said.
A 25-year-old woman who worked in the hotel’s restaurant died in the blast.
The explosion blast largely demolished the street side wall of the structure.
A staff member at the town’s hospital said 32 people were injured, five of them critically.
It comes just days after multiple explosions hit the seaside resort of Hua Hin, killing one Thai woman and one other and wounding 21 people. The twin bomb attack targeted a busy street filled with bars and restaurants.
Hours later two small bombs were detonated in the beach town Patong in Phuket, another area popular with foreign tourists, and Surat Thani.
There were further explosions in Loma in Phuket, Khao Lak in Phang Nga, and in Hua Hin. Fires were reported in Phang Nga, Krabi and Nakhon Sri Thammarat, which could be linked to the series of explosions, according to the FCO.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said there is a ‘high threat’ from terrorism in the country.
It has also advised against “all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border”.
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