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SONGKHLA, May 6— Two separate bomb attacks rocked Hat Yai, the business district of Songkhla, this afternoon and injured at least 10 persons.
Fourth Army Region commander Lt Gen Walit Rojanapakdi said four of the 10 victims remain hospitalised for further treatment, but not with life threatening injuries.
The two attacks occurred at around 1.40pm in Hat Yai municipality.
The first explosion was in a parking lot inside a police residential compound near the Hat Yai Police Station on Phetkasem Road. The powerful explosion severely damaged cars parked around the blast site.
Shortly after the first bombing, another explosive device went off at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Polpichai Road. The area surrounding the blast was set afire and parked cars and motorcycles were destroyed by the explosion.
Regarding the bombing at the police flat, officials presumed that assailants planted a large explosive device in a car parked in the police flat.
Meanwhile, a bomb was hidden in a motorcycle parked near a convenience store.
Gen Walit said that according to the initial investigation, the vehicle that exploded was a car with an expired registration that was earlier stopped at a police checkpoint and brought to the police parking lot.
The police were inspecting CCTV footage to find clues relating to the bomb attacks. (MCOT )