Four separate bomb blasts hit Hat Yai district of Songkhla on Tuesday causing injuries to five people. A fifth bomb found near the entrance to apartments inside Prince of Songkhla Hospital was safely defused.
The first bombs separately went off at about 1.30pm in front of 7 Eleven convenient store on Ponpichai Road and near the police flats opposite Hat Yai police station. The blast at the police flats damaged many vehicles as it the bomb had been placed near the police station’s parking area.
Fire fighters rushed to the scene to control the flames caused by the explosions. Later reports said two more bomb blasts hit an area near Hat Yai railway station as well as close to Robinson department store.
A further bomb was found near the flats in Prince of Sonkhla Hospital but the bomb squad as able to defuse it in time.