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Grenade blasts rattle northern Thai city

Published on Mar 22, 2014 4:30 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - A string of grenade blasts shook a northern Thai city popular with foreign tourists, leaving several people wounded in attacks that police said on Saturday could be linked to the kingdom's deadly political crisis.

The explosions in Chiang Mai on Friday evening came hours after the Constitutional Court nullified a February general election disrupted by opposition protests, angering government supporters.

The targets were a seafood restaurant, a petrol station and a brewery that has faced criticism because of its controlling family's links with anti-government protesters.

Four people were wounded but were out of danger Saturday and had returned home, Chiang Mai provincial police commander Grit Gitilue said by telephone.

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