A pair of bombs set off near each other killed a woman and wounded 29 people late Tuesday in Southern View hotel in the town of Pattani province in the deep South.
Thai-language media reports from Pattani said the bombs were detonated 20 minutes apart.
This so-called double tap is an increasingly common tactic by southern insurgents, with the aim of causing maximum casualties with the second bomb among those who respond to the first.
The bloody tactic worked on Tuesday. Thai media reported that the first blast at 10.40pm near a pub and karaoke caused no casualties.
Thai media reported that the first blast at 10.40 pm near a pub and Karaoke club caused no casualties.
A second blast caused by second bomb concealed in a parked stolen pick-up truck mistaken for an ambulance exploded at 11 pm, wounding 30 security officers and bystanders.
The injured included two girls, 21 woman and seven men.
Oraphan Sriuenhat, 35, caught in the second blast succumbed to her injuries overnight. She was working at a food shop in front of the targeted hotel when the second bomb went off.
Both bombs detonated in a parking lot parked behind the pub.
The bombs placed in a heavily populated area shattered windows, shops and homes. The Southern View Hotel suffered damage. The motive why the hotel was targeted is unclear at this time.
Targeting hotels and tourist resort is part of a 2004 Al Qaeda strategy that continues to this day. The military junta was quick to response the bomb last night is not related to the recent spade of bombings in the tourist resorts of Hua Hin and Pattaya.
Expert fera a new wave of terror attacks could unfold in the coming months prior to the Christmas holiday season.
Early reports suggests more than “10 cars” and motorcycles parked in the area were also damaged by the blast, authorities told reporters on the scene.
It is unclear whether the bombs were set off by timers or electrical signal.