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In Thailand 2 small explosions hit resort island of Phuket - police

The popular upscale tourist resort of Hua Hin has been hit by four explosions, two late on Thursday and two more early on Friday.

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Victims of the bomb blast in Thailand being given emergency treatment. play

Victims of the bomb blast in Thailand being given emergency treatment.

(Reuters)

Two small bombs exploded in the Thai tourist resort island of Phuket on Friday, Thai police said, the latest in a series of attacks on tourist destinations in Thailand since late on Thursday.

The first bomb exploded near a police box, wounding one Thai man, a police officer in Phuket said. The second exploded 300 metres (330 yards) away and nobody was hurt, he said.

The popular upscale tourist resort of Hua Hin has been hit by four explosions, two late on Thursday and two more early on Friday.

Thai police said on Friday they believe that a series of blasts targeting tourist resorts in southern Thailand overnight and in the morning were acts of local sabotage and were not linked to any international militant group.

Police were investigating but had not yet found any connection between the blasts in three popular tourist destinations in the south, deputy police spokesman Piyaphand Pingmuangsaid told reporters.

It was also unclear whether the blasts were related to an insurgency in Muslim-majority provinces in southern Thailand, he said. Two people were killed and dozens wounded in the blasts.

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