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Thailand’s deep south hit by fresh blasts

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.

— AFP

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