A string of bombings across Thailand has left four dead and upwards of 20 wounded. At least 10 blasts have struck a string of southern cities and resorts over the past 24 hours, including Hua Hin, Surat Thani, Patong, Trang and Phang Nga.

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Thai police are on alert for further bombings after the attacks late on Thursday and early on Friday. No responsibility has been claimed for the bombings but Thai authorities were quick to rule out Islamist or international terrorism, instead blaming “local sabotage”.

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The series of blasts come days before the one year anniversary of the Erawan Shrine bombing, which killed 20 people, and five days after the country voted on a new constitution.

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Security has been tightened in the tourist areas and at airports in southern Thailand.

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