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TA-ATTACK!: Multiple Bomb Attacks in Thailand - Deaths, Injuries Reported (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 02:31 PM
Multiple bombs went off in Thailand, killing at least two and injuring more than a dozen. The explosions reportedly went off near the check in counter at the Hat Yai airport, and also in a department store in Hat Yai. A third bomb went off close by, but there is no word yet on fatalities or injuries resulting from that attack. It appears to be a coordinated effort. More on this as information becomes available.
Bombs exploded Sunday at an airport, department store and hotel in a region of southern Thailand gripped by an Islamic insurgency, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials and media reports said.

The explosions in Songkhla province's Hat Yai airport killed two people and injured at least 15, provincial Gov. Somporn Chaibongyang said.

Witnesses said the explosion occurred near the airport's check-in counters, and all departing flights were immediately canceled. However, an airport official later said departures were continuing.

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One of the bombs was attached to a motorcycle and detonated via remote control, it is not known if people were injured from that, the third bomb, or if so, how many. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet. This is a continuation of a disturbing surge seen in violent acts in just the last year or so. The region is gripped with religious conflict, adding to years of inequity and disenfranchisement of the native peoples.

No word on this yet, but it would be a fair assumption to say this coordinated attack has religious motive, seeing as there has been violence on both sides, Christian and Muslim. There is also an ages old, secular antagonism, but that has tended to simmer rather than boil.

Updates as they become available.

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