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Three dead, 55 injured in South Thailand attacks: Reports

Published on May 25, 2014 1:10 AM

BANGKOK (AFP) - At least three people were killed and 55 injured in a spate of bombing attacks on Saturday in crisis-wracked Thailand's deep south, where an Islamic insurgency has raged for a decade, the military and Thai media reports said.

Attacks were reported in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, according to the reports, which also said gunfire was heard in at least one area.

Southern region military spokesman Colonel Piamote Prom-In told Thai television the attacks broke out in several places Saturday evening.

"The explosions occurred in busy areas as people were shopping ahead of curfew," he said, referring to a night-time curfew imposed since Thursday, when the kingdom's army chief seized power in Thailand, deposing the civilian government.

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