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One dead, dozens wounded in car bomb explosion

By Agence France-Presse in Pattani, Thailand ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-08-25 08:23:47

A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns.

The latest blast struck late on Tuesday outside a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces battered by a long-running and shadowy rebellion against the Buddhist-majority state.

"So far there is one killed and more than 30 injured," said Major General Thanongsak Wangsupa, Pattani provincial police commander, on Wednesday. "The hotel building was considerably damaged."

One dead, dozens wounded in car bomb explosion

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