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Thai police say tourist resort blasts were local sabotage

Investigation officials collect evidence from the crime scene after a small bomb exploded in Hua Hin. Photograph: (AFP)

Reuters Bangkok Thailand Aug 12, 2016, 06.52 AM (IST)
Thai police said on Friday they believe that a series of blasts targeting tourist resorts in southern Thailand overnight and in the morning were acts of local sabotage and were not linked to any international militant group.

Police were investigating but had not yet found any connection between the blasts in three popular tourist destinations in the south, deputy police spokesman Piyaphand Pingmuangsaid told reporters.

It was also unclear whether the blasts were related to an insurgency in Muslim-majority provinces in southern Thailand, he said. Dozens were wounded in the blasts.

Investigation officials collect evidence from the crime scene after a small bomb exploded in Hua Hin.
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