One Thai person was killed and 30 wounded when two bombs exploded late on Tuesday (Aug 23) near a hotel in the southern Thai beach town of Pattani, police said, less than two weeks after a series of blasts hit the south.
The first blast in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel caused no casualties, Police Lieutenant Colonel Winyu Tiamraj told Reuters on Wednesday. All the casualties were Thais.
"The second explosion came from a truck parked at the hotel entrance, opposite a karaoke bar and a massage parlour, resulting in one death and 30 injuries," he said.
The blasts came less than two weeks after a series of explosions hit three of Thailand's most popular tourist resorts and a town in the south of the country, killing four people and wounding dozens.
"So far there is one killed and more than 30 injured," Major General Thanongsak Wangsupa, Pattani provincial police commander, said.
"The hotel building was considerably damaged," he added.
A staff member at the town's hospital said 32 people were injured, five of them critically. All are Thai nationals, the worker added, asking not to be named.
Most embassies warn nationals against all travel to Pattani because of the long-running conflict between the Buddhist-majority state and shadowy Muslim rebels seeking greater autonomy.
Near-daily shootings and roadside bombs have left more than 6,500 dead since 2004, most of them civilians.
But the violence has largely remained local with militants loathe to spark international outrage by targeting Western tourists.
The kingdom's junta leadership has been keen to downplay suggestions that the insurgency may have spread.
However the police investigation into the attacks earlier this month is increasingly pointing southwards with Thailand's top officer on Monday saying most of those behind the blasts were believed to be Muslims who hailed from the deep south.
The rebels never claim their attacks but factions are known to be frustrated with their lack of progress after more than a decade of fighting.