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Published: Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 7:40:00 PM
Updated: Sunday December 22, 2013 MYT 11:38:16 PM

Danok blasts: Bombs triggered by mobile phones, say police

PETALING JAYA: Mobile phones were used to trigger the series of bombs that went off in Danok in Songkhla, Thailand on Sunday.

Thai Province Nine police chief Major-General Noppadol Pueksomon said the first blast occurred in front of the Padang Besar police station and the second blast some 20 minutes later in front of the Sadao police station.

“Explosives were attached to motorcycles parked in front of the police stations and triggered using a mobile phone.

"In the third bombing, explosives were fixed to two cars and triggered in a similar manner,” he said in a statement.

He said several Malaysian registered cars that were parked near a hotel were damaged.

Maj Gen Noppadol said investigations showed that two locals died in Danok.

He said the bombings were similar to the one in Haadyai at the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel on March 31 last year where three people, including two Malaysians, were killed.

He said Thai separatists could be behind the latest bombings.

“We have since beefed up security in the four southern provinces bordering Malaysia to prevent a recurrence” he said.

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