Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blasts in Hat Yai (Thailand): At leat 14 killed, over 350 wounded

HAT YAI, Thailand (Sat, Mar. 31) – A deadly car bomb explosion is believed to have caused the fire that killed at least 14 people at a Hat Yai hotel and injured more than 350 on Saturday.

Blasts in Hat Yai (Thailand): At leat 14 killed, over 350 wounded

No one yet came forward to claim the responsibility but the series of blasts that set a deadly fire around is believed to be done by Muslim insurgents. 
The first blast of the series was inside a parked van that rocked an area of restaurants and shops in a busy area of Yala city, a main commercial center of Thailand's troubled southern provinces, said district police chief Colonel Kritsada Kaewchandee. 

The second bomb exploded after about 20 minutes when a large number of people gathered on the blast site that proved to be more deadly.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's three southernmost provinces - Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala - since an Islamist insurgency flared in January 2004.

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