>> Are Thailand's tourist spots under attack? A string of explosions rocking three resort towns on Thursday and Friday. Twin blasts twice hitting the upscale seaside retreat, Hua Hin. First going off late Thursday night along a crowded bar street, the explosives hidden in plant pots and detonated by mobile phone, then striking again Friday morning.
Two people were killed in the chaos and dozens injured, including at least nine foreigners. Popular island destination Phuket, also hit by two small blasts, as well as nearby PhangNga. Twin bombings are common in the Muslim-majority south, where an insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade. But the three tourist sites are far from the conflict zone, and the militants typically target security forces, not tourists.
Investigators say they haven't found a connection between the string of attacks, but insist they're not the work of any international militant group. The bombings are a painful echo of last year's Bangkok blast, which killed 20 people outside a Hindu shrine, most of them foreigners.