Series of deadly explosions target Thai tourist towns

Baku, August 12, AZERTAC

Coordinated explosions targeting some of Thailand's most popular resort cities and beach towns killed at least four people and wounded dozens more, according to France24.

Police said Friday that 10 foreigners were injured in the violence, some of the worst here since the military seized power in a coup two years ago.

It was not clear who was behind the attacks Thursday and Friday, but police ruled out links to international terrorism or a low-level insurgency in the country's Islamic south.

The timing and scope of the attacks suggested the bombs were set off by opponents of the Southeast Asian nation's ruling junta, which last weekend organized a successful referendum on a constitution that critics say will bolster the military's power for years to come.

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