31 Mar '12, 7am

Bombs kill seven in southern Thailand town

Bombs kill seven in southern Thailand town

YALA, Thailand: Seven people were killed and dozens wounded in three bomb attacks Saturday in the main town in Thailand's insurgency-hit far south, the military said. The blasts hit the centre of Yala around midday just minutes apart. "Seven people are confirmed dead, more than 70 others were wounded in the Yala bomb blasts," Colonel Pramote Promin, spokesman for the southern army region, told AFP. "There were three bombs that exploded, the first is a car bomb and the second and third bombs were hidden in motorcycles," the colonel said. Several shop houses near the blast sites were on fire and many parked cars and motorcycles were damaged by the powerful explosions. A Yala city policeman said more than 50 wounded had been taken to hospital. "The bombs went off about 10 minutes apart," he said. Pramote said another bomb attack had occurred in Mae Lan district of neighbourin...

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