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|August 2016 Thailand bombings|
|Part of the South Thailand Insurgency|
|Location||Phuket, Trang, Hua Hin, Surat Thani|
|Date||11–12 August 2016|
1 (11 August)
|Perpetrators||Muslim separatists (suspected)|
|2 suspects arrested|
On 11 August 2016, two bombs exploded in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin. One person was killed and 23, many of them tourists, were injured. The next day, several more bombings took place, again targeting Hua Hin as well as Surat Thani, Phuket and Trang. At least two people were killed and many more were injured. In total, at least four people were killed and 36 injured.
Two bombs exploded in Hua Hin at about 10:20 p.m. local time on 11 August. One Thai woman selling fruit on the street was killed and 23 people, including twelve foreigners, were injured. The injured include two English, two Dutch, one German and seven from Austria and Italy.
A bomb that had been hidden in a flower pot exploded outside the Surat Thani police station and killed a municipal employee.
On 12 August, the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha mentioned "bad people [that] have been acting since before the referendum." and "[w]e must not blame one another. We have never hurt or had conflicts with anyone, be it domestic or abroad."
Two suspects have been arrested in relation to the bombings with the Thai government stating their motive was "to create chaos and confusion".
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