Twin bomb blasts kill woman, injure others at Thailand’s Hua Hin resort

HUA HIN, Thailand, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A pair of bomb blasts at a resort in Thailand Thursday killed at least one person and wounded several others, authorities said.

The bombings occurred about a half-hour apart in the southern coastal town of Hua Hin. Officials said it appears the bombs were hidden in two plant pots about 150 feet apart and detonated by cellphone.

Hua Hin, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, is largely a resort town popular with tourists. Police said some of the injured include foreign visitors.

Authorities said at least one woman, a food vendor near the bombs, was killed in one of the explosions — which went off at about 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time Thursday.

The so-called “double tap” strategy of offsetting bomb explosions within a short period of time, in this case 30 minutes, is somewhat popular with terrorist operatives — as it is designed to kill unsuspecting people with the first blast, and arriving emergency personnel with the second.

No terror group initially claimed responsibility for the attack.

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