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Coordinated Bombings in Southern Thailand With Apparent Aim of Reducing Government Credibility
Bomb blasts were
among 23 coordinated attacks that rocked Muslim-majority southern
Thailand early on Friday, a security officer said, just hours after King
Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution as a step towards ending
reported no casualties in the region, site of a recent upsurge in a
decades-old Muslim separatist insurgency that had voted the most
strongly against the new constitution at a referendum last year.
incidents are aimed to create disturbances," Pramote Prom-in, a
spokesman for regional security forces, told Reuters. "They want to
destroy the government's credibility and create fear among people."
was no immediate claim of responsibility and security forces said they
could not yet identify which insurgent group was to blame.