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Two dead, 40 wounded as bombs rock airport, cities in Thai south: police

Two people were killed and at least 40 wounded when three near-simultaneous bombs exploded at an airport in southern Thailand, outside a Carrefour supermarket and near a hotel, police said. “Two people have died from the bomb at the airport” in Hat Yai, the region’s largest city and its commercial capital, Songkhla province’s police commander Major General Suraphol Thongprasert told AFP. The attack at the airport — a gateway to the Muslim-majority deep south used by thousands of international tourists, particularly visiting Malaysians — marked one of the most brazen attacks on public institutions since a separatist insurgency erupted in January 2004. More than 630 people have been killed in violent attacks by insurgents or in security operations by police and military units. Full Story

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