Fresh explosions rock Thailand’s deep south seriously wounding one soldier on Monday, days after a spate of bomb and arson attacks struck multiple tourist resort towns.
Last week’s attacks have heightened concerns Thailand’s long-running but local southern Islamist insurgency may have spread after years of stalled peace talks — a suggestion the kingdom’s junta has been keen to deny.
A string of overnight attacks highlight how the insurgency continues to rage in the three Muslim majority provinces bordering Malaysia.
“One soldier was seriously injured from a bomb buried under the road” on Monday morning, Police Captain Wiroge Boonkae, from Bacho police station in southern Narathiwat province, tells AFP.
Police say a further three blasts struck neighbouring Yala province, though no injuries are reported.