A series of bomb explosions on Thursday and Friday has rocked several cities of southern Thailand, leaving four dead and dozens injured. Authorities say that nobody has yet claimed responsibility for these seemingly coordinated attacks.
The bombings began when the province of Trang, 850 kilometers south of Bangkok, was hit on Thursday evening, killing one person and injuring six others.
Then, on the same night, Hua Hin, a popular tourist-destination located some 120 miles south of Bangkok, was left reeling as two blasts in the span of 20 minutes took the life of a female street-food vendor and injured at least 20, of which three are serious. A third explosion hit the city less than 12 hours later and left one dead and three more wounded. The injured civilians were German, Dutch, Italian and Austrian citizens, according to AFP.
Two more bombings, around 200 meters and 30 minutes apart, hit Surat Thani on Friday morning. The bombs exploded outside police stations, killing a person and injuring several others. The city, though not a touristic hotspot in itself, is a busy transit nevertheless for those heading towards the popular resort islands of Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.
The famed island of Phuket, with approximately five million tourists visiting every year, was next. Around 9 a.m. local time at a resort near Patong Beach, another two bombings left a taxi driver injured, reports Sky News.