<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The 2006 Hat Yai bombings
took place in Hat Yai
, Songkhla Province
on September 16, 2006 and are believed to be part of the on-going South Thailand insurgency
. At least four people were killed and 82 were injured."Bomb Blast Aftermath." Bangkok Post
. 18 September 2006. Page 4. The attacks were similar to the 2005 Songkhla bombings
The attack consisted of six bombs which were detonated at around 9:30 pm in the Ocean Department Store, in front of the Brown Sugar Pub, a car parking building, Big C
shopping mall, the Lee Garden Hotel and Diana Department Store
. The bombs were planted on motorcycles and were triggered by mobile phone. The attacks have marred a day which was supposed to have been dominated by a military peace rally held in the south.
Among those killed were a Malaysian
, a Canadian
and two Thai
people. The injured were taken to the hospital where some officials complained that there was not enough blood for them, the Xin Hua news agency reported at .
It is assumed that the South Thailand insurgency
carried out the attacks. While no terrorist organization took responsibility for the bombings, General Thammarak Isarangkura na Ayudhaya indicated that Thai authorities had expected bomb attacks in Hat Yai sometime between September 16 and 20th... Read More