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    Series of Bomb Blasts in Southern Thailand


    by NTDTelevision

    A series of bomb attacks in southern Thailand on Tuesday. Two people are injured in the attacks and some sites were damaged.

    In Thailand, suspected militants set off small bombs in the town of Narathiwat on Tuesday, wounding two people.

    According to police, five of the seven bombs exploded and the other two were defused.

    Four bombs were planted near cash machine booths and were detonated by digital watches. Another bomb went off near a salon.

    There was major destruction at a savings bank, but minor damage on the other bomb sites.

    Nearly 4,000 people have been killed in six years of unrest blamed on separatist insurgents in the region bordering Malaysia.

    The violence has ranged from drive-by shootings to bombings and beheading. It often targets Buddhists and Muslims associated with the Thai state, such as police, soldiers, government officials and teachers.