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Blast in Southern Thailand Injures 30


Thai officials say a bomb explosion in southern Thailand wounded about 30 people Saturday night.

The bomb was attached to a motorcycle left outside a hotel bar in Sungai Kolok, a town on the border with Malaysia.

Officials say three of the injured are in critical condition.

No one has taken responsibility for the blast in Narathiwat province. It was the latest incident in a wave of violence to hit Thailand's Muslim-majority south since January.

On January 4th, armed men attacked an army camp in the province, killing four soldiers and stealing hundreds of military guns. Since then, more than 60 people, including Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in continuing unrest.

The Thai government has declared martial law in most of the south, but the violence has persisted almost daily.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Thailand's government blames them on Islamic separatists who, it says, are reviving a decades-old independence campaign in the region.

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