A series of bomb explosions have killed at least four people and injured dozens of others at popular tourist areas in Thailand. Over the course of 24 hours, multiple bombs went off in the town of Hua Hin and the island of Phuket, both areas that attract foreign tourists.
It’s not clear yet who is behind the wave of bombings, but an Islamic separatist insurgent group in the country is responsible for nearly 6,000 deaths since 2004, though officials haven’t found links to any terrorist organization at this point. And, up to now, the separatists haven’t directly targeted foreign tourists. As the BBC notes, the timing falls on a national holiday that marks the queen’s birthday.