Bombings at Thailand tourist resort kill one person and injure several others

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Two bombs hidden in plant pots have exploded at the popular Thai resort of Hua Hin today, killing one woman and injuring at least twelve people.

The explosions, which were heard within about thirty minutes of each other, were set off by mobile phone. They happened near a bar in the seaside resort at about 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time on Thursday.

It is believed that the dead person is a Thai woman who was running a food stall in the area.

Moreover, according to reports on social media, some of the victims who suffered wounds were foreign tourists and two British holidaymakers were among them.

The motive behind this attack and the identity of the bombers are not known at the moment of writing, and police are still investigating the incident. On the other hand, no terror group has claimed responsibility for the blasts either.

The coastal resort town where the incident took place is located in the southern part of Thailand, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, and it is a popular holiday destination for both Thai people and foreigners. And although bombings are a regular occurrence in some provinces in this part of the country which are affected by an insurgency, such attacks are not common in tourist areas.