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Bombs kill 1, hurt 32 in Thai south

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  • Twin bombing kills 1, wounds 32 in Thailand's southern Yala province, police say
  • First first bomb exploded in Yala, near a motorcycle shop, no casualties
  • Second, larger blast kills 1 policeman and wounds 2 journalists
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From Dan Rivers
CNN
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BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- At least one person was killed and 32 injured during a twin bombing in Thailand's southern Muslim-majority Yala province Tuesday morning, police said.

The first bomb went off in Yala, the provincial capital, near a motorcycle shop around 8 a.m. (0000 GMT). There were no casualties in the initial attack. As police, emergency services and journalists responded to the scene, a second, much larger blast occurred.

The lone death involved a Thai police officer. Among the wounded were two journalists.

Bombings occur on a regular basis in Thailand's three southernmost provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani, where an Islamic insurgency that flared in January 2004 has resulted in the deaths of about 2,000 people. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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