3 die in wave of bombings

Last updated 14:46 25/05/2014

Relevant offers

Asia

Australian man given suspended sentence, fined $200, over jet ski death South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea Nearly $7000 raised to bring home Kiwi man missing in Indonesia US, Seoul vow to punish Kim Jong Un, North Korea after failed missile test Planes were trying to leave and land as the air traffic controller slept the day away Piggy Bank' turtle Omsin dies after good luck coins poison her blood The Whanganui River was the first in the world to be given human rights, now it's got some sacred company Family of Auckland man swept out to sea joins search for him in Indonesia Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits near Denpasar, Bali Impeached South Korean President apologises, promises cooperation

A series of co-ordinated bomb attacks in restive southern Thailand has hit convenience stores, gas stations and other locations, killing three people and wounding scores.

The explosions Saturday evening occurred in Pattani province in Thailand's predominantly Muslim south, where an Islamic insurgency has claimed thousands of lives.

It was unlikely that the blasts were related to the military coup staged in Thailand's capital this past week, though insurgents may have been emboldened by the development.

Pattani provincial police chief Phote Suaisuwan said the blasts hit four 7-11 convenience stores, two gas stations and three other locations. Hospitals reported they treated 63 people and three had died.

More than 5000 people have been killed since the insurgency flared in 2004. Thai Muslims complain of being treated as second-class citizens by the Buddhist majority.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content