Satun rocked by 4 bombs, no-one hurt

Satun rocked by 4 bombs, no-one hurt

Four bombs exploded in Satun province. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Four bombs exploded in Satun province. (Bangkok Post file photo)

SATUN: Four bombs exploded in this southern town late on Saturday night and early Sunday, the first two at the provincial police office and the other two in front of a grocery shop. Nobody was hurt, according to media reports.

One bomb exploded in a trash bin near a power post in front of the provincial police office on Yatra Sawasdee road at about 10.16pm on Saturday, said Pol Col Krisna Pattanacharoen, the Royal Thai Police spokesman, citing a report from the Provincial Police Region 9 headquarters.

While explosive ordnance disposal police were examining the spot, another bomb went off at 22.44pm about 20 metres away in an area holding impounded vehicles.

Two other bombs exploded in front of a grocery shop at Moo 6 village in tambon Khlong Khut of Muang district, one at 4.20am and the other at 5.10am on Sunday.

Nobody was hurt in any of the four explosions.

Kongsakul Chantharat, the Muang district chief, said an investigation was underway to establish the motives for the bombings.

Pol Col Krissana said Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, the police chief, had ordered units concerned to step up security, particularly at government offices, tourist attractions and in business areas, by setting up more security checkpoints and deploying more patrol units.

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