22 December 2013 South Thailand bombings
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|2013 South Thailand bombings|
|Part of the South Thailand insurgency|
|Location||Danok, Padang Besar, and Sadao, Songkhla, Thailand|
|Date||22 December 2013 (UTC+7)|
|Multiple vehicle bombings|
|Perpetrators||possibly Pattani insurgents|
The first explosion occurred around 10:30 and 10:40 in the morning when a bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded in front of the Padang Besar police station on the Thai side of the border. No one was injured in the blast
The second bomb exploded at about the same time. It was also placed on a motorcycle and went off in front of the Sadao police station. Also no one was injured.
The third bomb went off in front of the Oliver Hotel in Danok. It was placed in a car and activated with a digital watch. The explosions also resulted in a fire, which destroyed the business premises, several vehicles as well as a part of the hotel.
The fourth bomb was set off in front of a shop in Bukit Kayu Hitam on the Thai side of the border.
The bombings were similar to the one in Hatyai at the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel on 31 March 2012 where three people, including two Malaysians, were killed.
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