Restaurant attacked in southern Thailand, casualties reported

10:21, 19 January 2016
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A woman was killed and seven other people wounded, one of them seriously, by two explosions that rocked a restaurant in Thepha district, southern Thailand, on Monday night, according to Bangkok Post newspaper.

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A hand grenade was lobbed into a restaurant-cum-karaoke on Soi Sawan beach in tambon Ko Saba of Thepha district, Bangkok Post reported.

Shortly after, a bomb went off in front of the same premises, about 10 meters from the first spot. Nobody was hurt in the second explosion.

The area was cordoned off and an investigation launched to find the motive for the attack.

Security agencies in the province had earlier warned people of possible attacks in urban areas and tourist spots in Muang, Hat Yai, Thepha, Sabayoi, Chana and Nathawi districts, according to the report.

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The blasts were centered around Thamrin Street, a major shopping and business district close to foreign embassies and the United Nations offices.

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