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SUSPECTED Muslim insurgents set off a series of bombs as shoppers gathered for lunch in a commercial hub of Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, killing eight people and wounding dozens, officials say.
Yala Governor Dethrat Simsiri said 68 people were wounded by three blasts that occurred within a 100-metre radius and minutes apart in Yala city, a main commercial hub of Thailand's restive southern provinces, on Saturday.
"We are not sure which group of suspected Muslim insurgents were behind this but we are looking," he said.
The first bomb was hidden inside a motorcycle parked near a shopping area and detonated by a mobile phone at about noon, the governor said.
Within minutes, a second bomb hidden in another motorcycle exploded, followed by a third explosion from a device placed in a car that set fire to nearby buildings.
Such bombings are a common tactic of Islamist sep
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