Bomb Blasts In Hat Yai Injures 13

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HAT YAI, May 6 – Hat Yai, a popular tourist town located in southern Thailand was jolted by two bomb explosions which injured 13 people and damaged cars and buildings nearby. No Malaysians were listed among the injured victims who were treated at five hospitals in the town. Songkla police chief Maj Gen Akapop Prasitwattanachai said there were only two explosions at 1.30 pm and at 1.55 pm.

This was to correct earlier reports which mentioned four bomb explosions. The first explosion at 1.30 pm in front of a 7 Eleven outlet in Polpichai Road was from a homemade bomb placed on a motorcycle and it was triggered using a digital clock, he said. The second bomb weighing about 50 kilogrammes was placed in the car park of the Hat Yai police station and destroyed more than 10 cars belonging to police officers as well as impounded vehicles. Almost all glass windows of a block of police quarters were shattered. Police are still investigating the group responsible for bomb attack.