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One dead, 14 wounded by coordinated blasts in southern Thailand

Published on Apr 6, 2014 8:59 PM
 
Rescue workers extinguish a fire at the site of a bomb blast in southern Thailand's Yala province April 6, 2014. One person was killed and 14 wounded on Sunday in a series of apparently co-ordinated blasts - including a car bomb - in a major town in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, the army said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - One person was killed and 14 wounded on Sunday in a series of apparently co-ordinated blasts - including a car bomb - in a major town in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, the army said.

Four explosions rocked Yala, a provincial capital, on Sunday afternoon, including a device hidden in a car that destroyed the vehicle and damaged several nearby buildings.

Car bombs are rare in the Muslim-majority south, which has seen near-daily shootings and bomb attacks in a decade-long rebellion against Thai rule.

The charred and mangled wreckage of the car remained in the street hours after the blast as plumes of thick smoke spiralled into the air, according to an AFP photographer.

 
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