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Friday July 25, 2014 MYT 10:33:00 PM
Saturday July 26, 2014 MYT 10:03:46 AM
by austin camoens
PETALING JAYA: Police have advised Malaysians to avoid travelling to southern Thailand following the latest explosion that rocked the region on Friday.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) tweeted the warning today evening following a car bomb explosion outside a hotel.
"I advise Malaysians not to go to southern Thailand.
"The situation is dangerous and volatile," he tweeted.
It was reported that a car bomb exploded outside a hotel in insurgency-ridden southern Thailand, killing three people and wounding up to 55 others.
Firefighters were seen battling to extinguish the blaze in the town of Betong in Yala province as a plume of black smoke rose from the blast site.
Police inspected the mangled remains of what appeared to be the car used in the attack, almost completely destroyed by the explosion.
"A car bomb went off in front of Holiday Hill Hotel at around 4pm (0900 GMT)," said Lieutenant Colonel Sophon Saisuree.
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