Tourist towns of Phuket and Hua Hin in Thailand hit by deadly explosions

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Wreckage of motorcycles are seen as security forces and emergency workers gather at the scene of a blast in central Bangkok August 17, 2015. A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday just outside a Hindu shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, killing at least 12 people, police and a rescue worker said. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1OI2Z

A series of apparently coordinated blasts detonated across Thailand has killed at least four people and injured dozens, including in the tourism hotspots of Hua Hin and Phuket.

The attacks took place late on Thursday and into Friday morning with Thai police being put on alert for further explosive devices.

The bombings have not been claimed by any group yet but Thai authorities were quick to blame “local sabotage” and rule out Islamist terrorism. Continue reading.